Sushma Swaraj speaks to Kulbhushan Jadhav's mother

Swaraj said that India had asked Pakistan to give visa to the mother as well while voicing concern about their safety.

Published: 08th December 2017 03:45 PM  |   Last Updated: 08th December 2017 03:45 PM   |  A+A-

External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj (File| PTI)

By IANS

NEW DELHI: After the Pakistan government decided to allow both the mother and wife of Kulbhushan Jadhav, the Indian national who was sentenced to death on espionage charges, to meet him, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on Friday said that she has informed his mother about this.

"Government of Pakistan has conveyed that they will give visa to the mother and wife of Kulbhushan Jadhav," Sushma Swaraj tweeted.

"I have spoken to Mrs. Avantika Jadhav mother of Kulbhushan Jadhav and informed her about this," she said.

Stating that earlier Pakistan had agreed to give visa only to Jadhav's wife, she said that India had asked Pakistan to give visa to the mother as well while voicing concern about their safety and security in Pakistan.

"We had also asked that a diplomatic officer of Indian High Commission should accompany them while they are in Pakistan," Sushma Swaraj said.

"Pakistan has agreed to facilitate the visit of mother and wife of Kulbhushan Jadhav and assured us of their safety, security and freedom of movement in Pakistan." 

The Pakistan Foreign Ministry on Friday said that the mother and wife of Jadhav would be allowed to meet him at a prison there on December 25. 

A Pakistani military court sentenced Jadhav to death earlier this year on charges of espionage and conducting sabotage activities in Pakistan.

Stay up to date on all the latest Nation news with The New Indian Express App. Download now
(Get the news that matters from New Indian Express on WhatsApp. Click this link and hit 'Click to Subscribe'. Follow the instructions after that.)

Comments

Disclaimer : We respect your thoughts and views! But we need to be judicious while moderating your comments. All the comments will be moderated by the newindianexpress.com editorial. Abstain from posting comments that are obscene, defamatory or inflammatory, and do not indulge in personal attacks. Try to avoid outside hyperlinks inside the comment. Help us delete comments that do not follow these guidelines.

The views expressed in comments published on newindianexpress.com are those of the comment writers alone. They do not represent the views or opinions of newindianexpress.com or its staff, nor do they represent the views or opinions of The New Indian Express Group, or any entity of, or affiliated with, The New Indian Express Group. newindianexpress.com reserves the right to take any or all comments down at any time.

flipboard facebook twitter whatsapp