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Jadhav’s meeting with family

Indian convicted spy held a 40-minute meeting with his wife and mother in Islamabad. Pakistan said Kulbhushan Jadhav was the real face of Indian terrorism in Pakistan. Indian Deputy High Commissioner in Islamabad JP Singh and other embassy officials were also present during Jadhav’s meeting with wife Chetankul and mother Avanti Jadhav, which was conducted in a specially prepared room via an intercom through a glass partition. Foreign Office Spokesperson Dr Mohammad Faisal in a press conference said the Indian diplomat was not allowed to speak or listen to the conversation between the convicted spy and his family, and could only observe the meeting. He reiterated that Jadhav was a terrorist, spy and a saboteur who was caught ‘red-handed’ and had been involved in terror attacks in Balochistan and Karachi. According to report, Jadhav’s wife and mother also brought a gift for him which will be handed over to him after necessary security checks. The FO spokesperson also presented a medical report for Jadhav that showed he was in good health. The spokesperson said Pakistan would have preferred if Jadhav’s wife and mother had spoken to Pakistani media. According to itinerary details, Jadhav’s mother and wife flew to Islamabad via Dubai. The family arrived at the Indian High Commission from where they were taken to the Foreign Office. After meeting him at the Foreign Office, Jadhav’s family headed back to the Indian High Commission before returning to India via Oman. In a pre-recorded video message played at the FO after the meeting, Jadhav thanked the Pakistani government for arranging the meeting. He said that Pakistani authorities had treated him in a dignified, respectful and professional manner, for which he was thankful. The Indian spy, in the video, again confessed to working for Indian spy agency Research and Analysis Wing. He added that he had been arrested in Balochistan while attempting to infiltrate the country from Iran. Speaking of Pakistan’s earlier offer to allow the family of Jhadav to address the media, the FO spokesperson expressed regret that the family could not participate in the press conference. The Pakistan government’s decision to allow the meeting on humanitarian grounds sent out a positive message and this gesture will negate the Indian claims regarding human rights. The Foreign Office deserves appreciation for handling the matter in a good and smart manner. Pakistan’s decision to allow the meeting will strengthen the country’s case abroad. Unfortunately India reciprocated with unprovoked ceasefire violations on the LoC, resulting in the shadadat of three soldiers and injuring another. The world is well aware regarding the atrocities being committed by the Indian forces in the occupied Kashmir. We hope after this gesture Pakistan will be lauded at international level and Indian’s attitude will be condemned.

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