In a major breakthrough, Pakistan today allowed Kulbhushan Jadhav's wife to visit him in jail.
"The government of Pakistan has chose to arrange a meeting of Commander Kulbhushan Jadhav with his wife, in Pakistan, purely on humanitarian grounds", a two-para statement from the ministry said.
Pakistan government has chose to allow former Indian naval officer, Kulbhushan Jadhav, who is on a death row for espionage, to meet his wife on humanitarian grounds.
Indian secret service agent, Kulbhushan Yadav, has been awarded death sentence.
He confessed before a magistrate and the court that he was tasked by RAW to plan, coordinate and organise espionage, terrorist and sabotage activities aimed at destabilising and waging war against Pakistan. The Indian government refuted Pakistan's allegations as it said he was kidnapped from Iran where he had gone for some work related to his business. His mother, Avanti Jadhav, had earlier sought a Pakistani visa to challenge the verdict that sent her son to the death row.
Pakistan falsely claimed its security forces arrested Jadhav from Balochistan on March 3 past year.
After India approached the ICJ, a 10-member bench on May 18 restrained Pakistan from executing Jadhav till adjudication of the case. The Pakistan foreign office in a statement as quoted by PTI stated, "Pakistan has received the Memorial (written pleadings) from the International Court of Justice, submitted by the Government of India".
In its application, India had also informed the ICJ that it learnt about the death sentence against Jadhav from a press release.
India has appealed to the court to impose emergency measures for Jadhav's execution to be suspended until the legal battle in Hague concludes, while also accusing Pakistan of violating the Vienna Convention by failing to provide him with consular access and for being in breach of global human rights law.