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India has not responded to queries on Jadhav: Pak

Press Trust of India  |  Islamabad 

today said has not responded to its queries on Indian death-row prisoner Jadhav's passport and details of his service, calling it "regrettable".

Dr said that arrested "serving Indian Naval Jadhav", who confessed to his involvement in numerous terrorist incidents in

"It is regrettable that has so far not given us any reply on how Jadhav was in possession of the passport of Hussain Mubarak Patel, or any details of his retirement from Indian Navy," he said.

Jadhav, 47, was sentenced to death by a Pakistani military court in April on charges of espionage and terrorism.

The in May had halted his execution on India's appeal.

Pakistan claims its security forces arrested him from restive province on March 3 in 2016 after he reportedly entered from However, maintains that Jadhav was kidnapped from where he had business interests after retiring from the

To another question, Faisal confirmed that a Pakistan delegation visited India for talks regarding intelligence and counter-terrorism but added that "it was not a bilateral meeting between Pakistan and India, but was held under the ambit of Regional Anti-Terrorism Structure (RATS), counter- terrorism cooperation mechanism under SCO (Shanghai Cooperation Organisation)".

India and Pakistan attended the SCO summit last year in the resort city of as permanent members for the first time.

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First Published: Fri, February 09 2018. 18:10 IST