Kulbhushan Jadhav under no threat of immediate execution, says Pakistan

Updated: Dec 22, 2017, 10:09 IST | Agencies

Pakistan yesterday rejected the insinuations that the mother and wife of Kulbhushan Jadhav would have the last meeting with him on Monday, saying the Indian prisoner was under no threat of immediate execution

Pakistan yesterday rejected the insinuations that the mother and wife of Kulbhushan Jadhav would have the last meeting with him on Monday, saying the Indian prisoner was under no threat of immediate execution. Foreign Office spokesman Dr Mohammad Faisal said that Pakistan had decided to permit Jadhav's wife and mother to meet him purely on humanitarian grounds.

Kulbhushan Jadhav
Kulbhushan Jadhav

"Let me assure you that the Commander (Jadhav) is under no threat of immediate execution and his mercy petitions are still pending," Faisal told the media at the weekly briefing. A diplomat from the Indian High Commission in Islamabad would be allowed to accompany the visitors.

Jadhav, 47, was sentenced to death by a Pakistani military court on charges of espionage and terrorism in April, following which India moved the International Court of Justice (ICJ) in May. The ICJ halted his execution on India's appeal pending the final verdict by it.

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