“The Government of Pakistan has decided to arrange a meeting of Commander Kulbhushan Jhadav with his wife, in Pakistan, purely on humanitarian grounds,” spokesperson Mohammad Faisal said in a statement on Friday.
“A Note Verbale to this effect has been sent to the Indian High Commission in Islamabad, today.”
It is not clear what prompted Islamabad to allow Jhadav’s wife to meet him in Pakistan. There were rumours that the two countries discussed the issue in a recent meeting between Indian External Affairs Minister Sushma Sawraj and the newly appointed Pakistani High Commissioner to New Delhi Sohail Mahmood.
Commander Kulbushan Jhadav alias, Hussain Mubarak Patel, a serving Commander of the Indian Navy, who was working with India’s premier intelligence agency, Research and Analysis Wing (RAW), was apprehended by law enforcement agencies on March 3, 2016 after he illegally crossed over into Pakistan.