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Kulbhushan Jadhav to meet mother, wife in Islamabad today

Christmas gift Kulbhusan Jadhav to meet mother wife in Pakistan on December 25

Earlier this month, Pakistan had agreed to facilitate the visit of Jadhav's kin and also assured their safety, security and freedom of movement in the nation.

Kulbhushan Jadhav's wife and mother will arrive in Islamabad on Monday to meet the Indian prisoner on death row, the Pakistan Foreign Office has said.

He added the PIPFPD has been keenly monitoring the progress of the matter and termed the meeting as "a positive confidence-building measure by Pakistan" which will help further improve the relations between the two neighbouring countries.

Indian Deputy High Commissioner in Islamabad J.P. Singh will accompany them, along with one or two officers of the FO, the Dawn reported.

"The mother and wife of Jadhav will be able to see and talk to him, but there will be a partition between them for security reasons", the official said.

The military stated that Jadhav "has admitted his involvement in espionage, terrorist, and subversive activities in Pakistan and expressed remorse at the resultant loss of any precious lives and extensive damage to property due to his actions".

Meanwhile, Foreign Minister Khawaja Asif while talking to a private news channel revealed that Pakistan has accepted New Delhi's long-standing request of giving consular access to the convicted spy. Following this, India moved the International Court of Justice (ICJ) in May. Pakistan in its reply has alleged that Jadhav is not an ordinary person and had entered the country with the intent of spying and carrying out sabotage activities. While Pakistan claims that Jadhav was arrested by security forces from Balochistan province on March 3 past year after he reportedly entered from Iran, India maintains he was kidnapped from Iran where he had business interests.

Despite the death verdict, Pakistan last week reiterated that he was not under a threat of an immediate execution as his mercy petitions were still pending. Jadhav's sentencing had evoked a sharp reaction in India.

New Delhi denies Jadhav was a spy and claims he was kidnapped from Iran.

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

Faisal said that Pakistan had a strong case in the ICJ against the India plea. Jadhav will be brought to the ministry for the meeting, and India wants Pakistan to bar journalists from speaking with the family members for security reasons.