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Pak to give visa to Jadhav's mother, wife: Swaraj

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj said today has conveyed to that it will give visas to the mother and wife of Kulbhushan Jadhav, sentenced to death by a Pakistani military on charges of espionage and

In Islamabad, a foreign office spokesperson said it will allow convicted Indian death row prisoner Kulbhushan Jadhav to meet his wife and mother on December 25.


Swaraj said had earlier agreed to give a visa only to Jadhav's wife but asked that a visa should also be given to his mother.

"We also raised concern about their safety and security in of has conveyed that they will give visa to the mother and wife of Kulbhushan Jadhav," Swaraj tweeted.

has assured of their safety, security and freedom of movement in that country, she said.

The had also asked that a diplomatic officer of the Indian High Commission should accompany them while they are in Pakistan, she added.

The minister said she had spoken to Jadhav's mother, Avantika Jadhav, and informed her about it.

Jadhav, 47, was given death sentence by a Pakistani Army in April, following which moved the International of Justice (ICJ) in May. The ICJ halted his execution on India's appeal pending the final verdict by it.

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First Published: Fri, December 08 2017. 16:10 IST
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