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Jadhav has not been given consular access, clarifies Pak FO

Jadhav has not been given consular access, clarifies Pak FO

Addressing a press conference on Monday, minutes after RAW spy met his family in the Foreign Office, the spokesperson reiterated that Jadhav was the face of Indian terrorism in Pakistan. "It would have been consular access had the Indian diplomat spoken to Jadhav", he said, adding the Indian request for a possible consular access was with Pakistan and "would be taken up at an appropriate time".

From Pakistan's side, Foreign Office Director India Dr Fareha Bugti was present at the meeting.

July 10, 2017: Union External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj slammed Pakistan foreign affairs adviser Sartaj Aziz for not acknowledging her request to grant visa for jailed former navy officer Kulbhushan Jadhav's mother. Jadhav's mother Avanti and wife Chetankul will leave for India today.

Indian Deputy High Commissioner J.P. Singh, who accompanied Jadhav's family, was seen watching the reunion from a distance.

This was the first meeting between Jadhav, who was convicted of espionage, and his family since his arrest on March 3, 2016.

Pakistan counter terrorism officials "arrest" Jadhav on the charges of terrorism and sabotage from Saravan, near the Iran border to the south east of Zahidan.

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

Faisal said that since Pakistan has allowed Jadhav's family to meet him, India should also allow the families of detained Kashmiris to meet their relatives.




In India, officials downplayed the comments, maintaining that the Indian diplomat was only accompanying Jadhav's family and it can not be construed as "consular access".

The meeting, which started at around 1.35 pm on Monday and was expected to last 30 minutes, has ended, the Foreign Office said.

The MoFA also showed Jadhav's medical report and claimed he was in excellent health.

Jadhav's family arrived at the ministry after a stop at the Indian High Commission where they stayed for half an hour.

"The meeting was very positive and they (Jadhav's mother and wife) were satisfied". Police and paramilitary security forces, including sharpshooters, were deployed at the MoFA to deal with any untoward security situation, they said.

18 May, 2017: The ICJ rules against the execution of Jadhav till the "final verdict" from the same court.

Indian has always denied the allegations, saying Jadhav was abducted from Iran where he had gone on a private business trip and then brought to Pakistan.

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