Pakistan awaiting India’s response on offer to arrange meeting between Jadhav and his wife

Vastavam web: Pakistan today said it was awaiting India’s response on its offer to arrange a meeting between Indian prisoner on death row Kulbhushan Jadhav and his wife on humanitarian grounds.Pakistan last week said it will allow 46-year-old Jadhav to meet his wife, months after India had requested Islamabad to grant a visa to his mother on humanitarian grounds.Pakistan has repeatedly denied India consular access to Jadhav on the ground that it was not applicable in cases related to spies.
Some media reports have linked Pakistan’s offer to the quiet efforts by the US.Pakistan, however, insisted that the offer was made purely on the humanitarian grounds.Jadhav has filed an appeal with Pakistan Army chief Gen Qamar Javed Bajwa to seek clemency, which is still pending.Pakistan claims its security forces arrested him from restive Balochistan province on March 3 last year after he reportedly entered from Iran.However, India maintains that Jadhav was kidnapped from Iran where he had business interests after retiring from the Navy.
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.