Pakistan considering giving Kulbhushan Jadhav's mother visa

Pakistan considering giving Jadhav's mother visa
Kulbhushan Jadhav. Pic/PTI


Pakistan on Thursday said it was considering India's request to grant a visa to the mother of alleged Indian spy Kulbhushan Jadhav, but New Delhi said it had no knowledge about this.

Pakistan Foreign Affairs Ministry spokesperson Nafees Zakaria, however, regretted that India had imposed strict restrictions on the grant of visas to Pakistanis seeking medical treatment in India, the Nation daily reported.

The Indian government said it had no information on Pakistan's move.

"We have no information diplomatically from Pakistan on the issue," External Affairs Ministry spokesperson Gopal Baglay said in New Delhi.

Indian External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on Monday complained that Pakistan was yet to give a visa to Jadhav's mother.

She said she had personally written to Pakistan Foreign Affairs Advisor Sartaj Aziz regarding a visa to Avantika Jadhav, who wanted to meet her son reportedly languishing in an unknown military prison in Pakistan.

Pakistan says Jadhav was arrested from Balochistan province in March 2016 and alleged he was involved in spying and terrorist activities. He was convicted in April by a Pakistani military court and sentenced to death.

Pakistan has rejected repeated Indian requests to provide consular access to Jadhav.
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