Considering grant of visa to Kulbhushan Jadhav’s mother on India’s request: Pakistan

Earlier on Monday, Swaraj had personally written a letter to Pakistan Minister of Foreign Affairs Sartaj Aziz, requesting him to grant a visa for Jadhav’s mother so she could visit the former Indian navy officer in prison.

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Updated: July 13, 2017 6:03 pm
kulbhushan jadhav, Pakistan, ICJ, Jadhav death sentence Kulbhushan Jadhav (File Photo)

The Pakistan Foreign Office on Thursday said they are considering granting visa to the mother of Kulbhushan Jadhav on the request made by Minister of External Affairs Sushma Swaraj, as reported by PTI. “Pakistan is considering the Indian request for the grant of visa to the mother of Kulbushan Yadav,” Pakistan Foreign Office Spokesperson Nafees Zakaria was quoted as saying by state-run Radio Pakistan. However, Zakaria said that asking for recommendations from Pakistan Minister of Foreign Affairs Sartaj Aziz to grant visas was against “diplomatic norms”, Dawn newspaper reported.

Meanwhile, MEA spokesperson, Gopal Bagley, said in a press conference, that there has been no change in Pakistan’s position on providing consular access and visa for Jadhav’s mother. He added that there has been no progress on that front. Bagley said that India has not received any information through Pakistan’s diplomatic channels about granting visa to Jadhav’s mother.

Earlier on Monday, Swaraj had personally written a letter to Aziz, requesting him to grant visa for Jadhav’s mother so she could visit the former Indian navy officer in prison. At that time Sartaj Aziz did not even have the courtesy to acknowledge it, Swaraj had said. “I wrote a personal letter to Mr. Sartaj Aziz for the grant of her visa to Pakistan. However, Mr. Aziz has not shown the courtesy even to acknowledge my letter,” Sushma Swaraj added.

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Jadhav’s execution was stayed after India’s appeal against the Pakistan military court’s judgment at the International Court of Justice (ICJ). He was allegedly arrested and charged for espionage activities in Pakistan. Howver, India claims he was abducted from Iran. A final judgment from the ICJ on the case is awaited.

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    Idrees
    Jul 14, 2017 at 12:21 am
    Indian democracy is a sham as it has started to produce styled party leadership in shape of a killer thug Modi . Such people should be behind bars in a civilised country instead of being crowned as a PM.
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      Shafted mohammed
      Jul 14, 2017 at 12:18 am
      They would do some nautanki to stop the visa as he has been beaten and already murdered by Pakistani army. This hanging verdict is a show to legalize the murder.
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        Idrees
        Jul 14, 2017 at 12:16 am
        Considering the scale dangerous operation yadev was carrying out in Pakistan while sitting in iranian port I'd chabahar , its wise for the GOP to take extra precautions for the safety and life of this prisoner convict as RAW can expected to continue its operation by using the innocent mother of Yadev. His life is at risk
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          Ravindra Ahuja
          Jul 13, 2017 at 9:25 pm
          Pakistan will not grant consular access and also will not allow his mother to visit him. They are trying to hide primary information regarding location from where he was captured, degree of 3rd degree Pakistan adopted, superficial Trial proceedings details, made up confessional statement, cuts on his eyebrow, his handling during illegal captivity, etc...
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            Raj Parwani
            Jul 13, 2017 at 8:53 pm
            Pakistan should make sure that India is not sending an assassin disguised as his mother, after all this spy/terrorist is giving all the secrets to Pakistan, India may try to kill him to avoid more spies/terrorists getting caught.
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