Sanjha Morcha

Pak allows wife to meet Jadhav

Pak allows wife to meet Jadhav

Smita Sharma

tribune news service

New Delhi, November 10

Pakistan today offered a meeting of Indian death row convict Kulbhushan Jadhav with his wife. A former naval officer sentenced to death by a Pakistani military court, Jadhav has been languishing in jail since March 3, 2016, on charges of espionage and conspiring to destabilise Balochistan.Despite repeated requests, consular access has not been granted to Jadhav, with the matter being heard in the International Court of Justice in Hague as well.(Follow The Tribune on Facebook; and Twitter @thetribunechd)The Pakistan Foreign Office said, “The Government of Pakistan has decided to arrange a meeting of Commander Jadhav with his wife, in Pakistan, purely on humanitarian grounds.”The move comes weeks ahead of the December 13 deadline for Pakistan to reply to the ICJ. India had got a temporary stay on Jadhav’s execution in May.Reports suggest Jadhav has an estranged wife in Maharashtra. It is also not known if an Indian diplomat will be allowed to accompany her.Sources said new Pakistan envoy to India Suhail Mahmood was back in Islamabad less than a fortnight ago, holding discussions on the issue.