Kulbhushan Jadhav to meet mother, wife in Islamabad today

Pakistan has warned of withdrawal of the offer if India further delays a clear reply

He said the visit was granted in accordance with Islamic customs despite Jadhav's involvement in "acts of terrorism".

'Can you imagine what a mother, who last saw her son two years ago, must have felt when allowed to meet him from across a glass, ' he asked.

Subramanian Swamy, speaking to CNN-News18, said Pakistan should have allowed one-on-one contact to Jadhav's family and the meeting should have been private.

From Pakistan's side, Foreign Office Director India Dr Fareha Bugti was present at the meeting.

It said that Jadhav is not an ordinary person as he had entered the country with the intent of spying and carrying out sabotage activities. Pakistan had agreed that a diplomat from the Indian high commission in Islamabad would accompany the visitors. Television footage showed a convoy of around seven vehicles escorting Jadhav's family after they arrived in the city.

Foreign Minister Khawaja Asif, during his earlier appearance on Geo News" programme "Naya Pakistan', had said that India was given consular access to the convicted Jadhav, describing it as a "concession". It was not known where he had been kept before being transported to the ministry.

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Police and paramilitary security forces, including sharpshooters, were deployed at the ministry to deal with any untoward security situation, they said. Special security passes were issued for those visiting the Foreign Office, the officials added.

According to News 18, Jadhav would be meeting his family at the foreign office in Islamabad.

Pakistan, which turned the meeting into a media spectacle in a desperate bid to improve its image on the global arena, could not find courage to allow Kulbhushan to meet his family in private or even touch or hug each other.

During a press conference, the foreign office spokesperson made old allegations against Jadhav.

Jadhav was sentenced to death on charges of espionage, Pakistan has been saying that Jadhav is an Indian navy officer who has confessed to spying.

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