Kulbhushan Jadhav meets family, mother thanks Pakistan

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"We permitted the Indian request purely on humanitarian grounds as in accordance with Islamic morals and teachings", he said, adding "many mothers have lost their sons" due to "Commander Jadhav's action at Indian behest".

The meeting will last between 15 minutes to an hour and the two women will be allowed to speak to the media if they wish to, the Dawn said, citing diplomatic sources. The Pakistan foreign office spokesperson reiterated that the meeting does not mean any change in Pakistan's stance regarding Jadhav. Jadhav spoke to his family members through an intercom.

He said Pakistan has concrete evidences against Kulbhushan Jadhav of his involvement in subversive activities in Balochistan and Karachi.

Kulbhushan Jadhav's family reached Islamabad via a commercial flight, and then was transported to the Indian High Commission. TV footage showed a convoy of around seven vehicles escorting Jadhav's family in the city.

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Foreign Minister Khawaja Asif, during his earlier appearance on Geo News" programme "Naya Pakistan', had said that India was given consular access to the convicted Jadhav, describing it as a "concession". It was not known where he had been kept before being transported to the foreign ministry.

According to News 18, Jadhav would be meeting his family at the foreign office in Islamabad. On 20th of this month, Pakistan had issued visa to them to visit Islamabad to meet Jadhav.

During the press conference, the spokesperson read out a statement repeating old allegations against Jadhav. India claims the former Navy officer, who set up a business in Iran's Chabahar port after retiring from the force, was abducted and sold to Pakistan intelligence agencies by the Taliban.

A Pakistani military tribunal found Jadhav guilty of espionage and sabotage and sentenced him to death, but India obtained an order from the International Court of Justice to halt the execution.