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Humanitarian gesture: Pakistan allows wife to meet Kulbhushan Jhadav

Humanitarian gesture: Pakistan allows wife to meet Kulbhushan Jhadav

It is not clear what prompted Islamabad to allow Jadhav's wife to meet him in Pakistan, the Express Tribune reported.

"The Government of Pakistan has determined to rearrange a gathering of Commander Kulbhushan Jhadav together with his mate, in Pakistan, strictly on humanitarian grounds", ministry proponent Mohammed Faisal same in a very statement.

A Note Verbale, a diplomatic note that is drafted in third person and is unsigned, with this regard has been sent to the Indian High Commission in Islamabad.

The Pakistan Government has made a decision to arrange a meeting of Indian naval officer Kulbhushan Jadhav with his wife, purely on humanitarian grounds.

Jadhav, on 22 June, filed a mercy petition before Pakistan Army chief General Qamar Javed Bajwa.

A statement from Pakistan said Jadhav had "confessed" in a Pakistani court "that he was tasked by RAW to plan, coordinate and organize espionage, terrorist and sabotage activities aimed at destabilizing and waging war against Pakistan". As India took the case to International Court of Justice (ICJ) in May, Pakistan even told the United Nations court that "Pakistan doesn't see the merit in a state which sends a spy and is seeking access to a tool for terror".

After Pakistani Military tribunal sentenced him to death on false charges of espionage and terrorism, India approached the International Court of Justice in May and secured a stay.

Islamabad claims that Jadhav was captured from its restive Balochistan province in March a year ago. The memorial (written pleadings) was submitted by India to the International Court of Justice (ICJ) on September 15.

India acknowledges that Jadhav had served with the Indian Navy but denies that he has any connection with the government.

In its application, India had also informed the ICJ that it learnt about the death sentence against Jadhav from a press release.