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Visa applications of Jadhav’s mother, wife being processed: FO

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From Our Correspondent

ISLAMABAD: The Foreign Office (FO) yesterday confirmed that the visa applications of the mother and wife of convicted Indian spy Kulbhusan Sundir Jadhav were being processed.

“Visa applications of mother and wife of Commander Jadhav received for their visit on humanitarian grounds. Being processed,” Foreign Office Spokesperson Dr Mohammad Faisal tweeted yesterday.

Sources earlier said that the Foreign Ministry, on Thursday, issued directives to the Pakistan High Commission in New Delhi to issue visas to Jadhav’s wife and mother.

The FO has decided to provide maximum security to Jadhav’s family during their stay in Pakistan, sources added.

The Indian high commissioner in Pakistan will be allowed to accompany Jadhav’s family during the meeting.

FO spokesman Dr Mohammad Faisal in his press briefing on December 8 confirmed that Pakistan has allowed and scheduled the meeting on December 25.

Jadhav alias Hussein Mubarak Patel was arrested on March 3, 2016, through a counter-intelligence operation from Mashkel area of Balochistan for his involvement in espionage and sabotage actives in Pakistan.

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