Pakistan convicted Kulbhushan Jadhav to meet his wife

Vastavam web: Pakistan today said it will allow convicted Indian death row prisoner Kulbhushan Jadhav to meet his wife, months after India had requested Islamabad to grant a visa to his mother on humanitarian grounds.”The Government of Pakistan has decided to arrange a meeting of Commander Kulbhushan Jhadav with his wife, in Pakistan, purely on humanitarian grounds, Foreign Office spokesperson Mohammad Faisal said in a statement.In a rare move, Jadhav was sentenced to death by a Pakistani military court in April on charges of espionage and terrorism. The International Court of Justice in May halted his execution on India’s appeal.
It is not clear what prompted Islamabad to allow Jadhav s wife to meet him in Pakistan, the Express Tribune reported.Pakistan has repeatedly denied India consular access to Jadhav on the ground that it was not applicable in cases related to spies.Jadhav has filed an appeal with Pakistan Army chief General Qamar Javed Bajwa to seek clemency, which is still pending.Last month, the Pakistan Army had said it is close to a decision on the mercy petition of Jadhav.Jadhav’s sentencing had evoked a sharp reaction in India.After India approached the ICJ, a 10-member bench on May 18 restrained Pakistan from executing Jadhav till adjudication of the case.