Kulbhushan Jadhav not given consular access, reports Pak media

25 December 2017, 02:47 PM

Pakistan has not granted India consular access to Indian death-row prisoner Kulbhushan Jadhav, reported Pakistan media quoting Foreign Office. 

According to reports, Pakistan foreign minister Khawaja Asif said that Pakistan has given New Delhi consular access to Indian national Kulbhushan Jadhav in an interview to Geo news.

He said an official of Indian High Commission would accompany Jadhav's wife and mother during their meeting with him, Geo News reported. When asked if it constituted "consular access as an Indian official would be present in the meeting", Asif categorically said, "Yes".

"Had India been in place of us, it would not have given us this concession," he said.

In India, officials downplayed the comments by the Pakistani minister, maintaining that the Indian diplomat was only accompanying Jadhav's family and it cannot be construed as "consular access".Jadhav: Khawaja Asif.

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First Published: Monday, December 25, 2017 11:02 AM
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