Kulbhushan Jadhav's mother, wife meet him in Islamabad

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India's Deputy High Commissioner JP Singh, who was supposed to accompany Jadhav's mother and wife to Islamabad, will not be allowed to meet him.

After denying consular access to India to meet Jadhav, the Pakistan government finally agreed to allow Jadhav's wife to meet him, media reported.

In addition to the Indian envoy, a couple of FO officials will also be present during the meeting, which is expected to last around 30 minutes. Before the meeting, the security check of the family was performed.

This information was shared by Pakistan Foreign Ministry to Geo Tv. This was the first meeting between Jadhav, who was convicted of espionage in Pakistan, and his family, since his arrest on 3 March, 2016. Television footage showed a convoy of around seven vehicles escorting Jadhav's family after they arrived in the city.

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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". It was not known where he had been kept before being transported to the ministry.

"I requested a meeting with my wife and mother and I am thankful to Govt of Pakistan for this grand gesture", he was heard saying in the video which was played several times before the Foreign Office briefing.

On the question why a glass wall was put between them during the meeting, he said it was done "for security reasons".

The video message played by the Foreign Office during a press conference after Jadhav's meeting with his family was recorded before their meeting, officials said.

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Pakistan, which turned the meeting into a media spectacle in a desperate bid to improve its image on the global arena, could not find courage to allow Kulbhushan to meet his family in private or even touch or hug each other.

For him, the treatment meted out to Jadhav's mother and wife by the Pakistan authorities was "unacceptable".

Following this, India moved the International Court of Justice (ICJ) in May. The Indian Government recognised Jadhav as a former naval officer, who was abducted by Pakistan's ISI from Iran. India had approached the International Court of Justice against his execution which was later halted by ICJ pending the final verdict.

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