The Pakistan-India Peoples' Forum for Peace and Democracy (PIPFPD) on Friday welcomed the decision of the Pakistan government "to arrange a meeting of Commander Kulbhushan Jadhav with his wife, in Pakistan, purely on humanitarian grounds".
"It is a step in the right direction and it will send a positive message," the Forum's General Secretary for India Jatin Desai said here.
"They are trying desperately to meet him for a long time ... ever since he went missing in Pakistan a few years ago," he added.
The PIPFPD said it believed that both countries -- India and Pakistan -- must allow relatives of all arrested persons, including those from the fishing community, to meet them.
"Ideally, both countries should release all the fishermen and women from their custody. India-Pakistan Judicial Committee on Prisoners had also unanimously recommended this step," said Desai.
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