Pakistan provides second consular access to Kulbhushan Jadhav

Srinagar: Indian national Kulbhushan Jadhav was granted second consular access by the government of Pakistan on Thursday. The second consular meeting came hours after New Delhi requested Pakistan to give “unconditional consular access” to Jadhav, reports suggest.

Addressing the MEA’s weekly press conference, spokesperson Anurag Srivastava said, “on Kulbhushan Jadhav case, we have been demanding unimpeded, unhindered and unconditional consular access to him. On the basis of assurances provided the officials have proceeded for meeting today. We are yet to hear from them. Once, we assess the situation based on their report, we will comment.”

The Pakistan Ministry of Foreign Affairs has said, “Pakistan provided second consular access to Kulbhushan Jadhav at Indian request today. Two consular officers of the Indian High Commission in Islamabad were provided unimpeded and uninterrupted consular access to Jadhav at 3 pm.”

Earlier, Pakistan had said that Jadhav refused to file a review plea on the Pakistani court military court’s judgment which awarded the death penalty to him on charges of espionage.


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