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Jadhav can meet wife, mother on Christmas day: Pak

Islamabad: Pakistan on Friday said it would allow convicted Indian death row prisoner Kulbhushan Jadhav to meet both his wife and mother on December 25, months after India sought a visa for his mother on humanitarian grounds.

Jadhav, 47, was sentenced to death by a Pakistani military court in April on charges of espionage and terrorism.
The International Court of Justice in May had halted his execution on India's appeal.
Jadhav has been allowed to meet his wife and mother on December 25, Foreign Office spokesman Mohammad Faisal said.
"We have conveyed the decision to India," he said.
During his weekly news briefing, the spokesman said a staff member from the Indian High Commission would also be present during the meeting. He also said Jadhav's family would be provided security during their stay in Pakistan.
Earlier on November 10, Pakistan had agreed to allow Jadhav's wife to meet him.
India has been pressing Pakistan to grant a visa to Jadhav's mother, Avantika, on humanitarian grounds.
External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj had recently discussed Jadhav's case with Pakistani High Commissioner to New Delhi Sohail Mahmood. Pakistan has repeatedly denied India consular access to Jadhav on the ground that it was not applicable in cases related to spies.
Jadhav had filed an appeal with Pakistan Army chief General Qamar Javed Bajwa to seek clemency, which is still pending.
In October, the Pakistan Army had said it is close to a decision on the mercy petition of Jadhav.

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