Foreign Office officials of Pakistan have confirmed that Kalbhushan Jadhav, an Indian intelligence detective convicted on charges of espionage, terrorism and sabotage, will meet with Indian officials on Monday in the Foreign Office.
According to reporter Farhat Javed, officials say Indian diplomats will come to the Foreign Office for the meeting on Monday.
Pakistan once again offered consular access to Kalbhushan Jadu, which India accepted on Sunday, but it is unclear whether the conditions for this meeting have been met or not.
Foreign Office spokesman Dr Muhammad Faisal said in his messages on Twitter on Sunday that “Indian spy commander Kulbhushan Jadhav, who is an Indian Navy service officer and RAW, will be given consular access on September 2, 2019.”
A tweet from his certified account stated, “This will be in accordance with the Vienna Convention, the International Court of Justice’s decision and Pakistani law.”
The offer came from Pakistan at a time when relations between the two countries have been strained after the elimination of the special constitutional status of Indian-administered Kashmir and making it a centrally-administered territory.
This is the second time since the International Court of Justice’s decision on the Klubhushan case that Pakistan has been consular access to Klubhushan Jadu.
Earlier last month, Pakistan formally offered India consular access to Kalbushan Jadu. However, in response to the offer, India had demanded from Pakistan to provide consular access to Kulbhushan Jadhav in a ‘fear free of pressure and punishment’ environment.
Indian Foreign Ministry officials told the BBC that talks between the two countries regarding the “privacy” of this expected meeting were stagnant.
India’s response to the Pakistani Foreign Office’s recent announcement of consular access has not yet been responded to.
Remember that on July 17, the International Court of Justice had ordered Pakistan to review the death sentence of the alleged spy and grant consular access.
The court had ruled that Pakistan violated Article 36 of the Vienna Convention by not granting Kalbushan Jadoo access to the consular.
In April 2017, a Pakistani military court sentenced Kalbhushan Jadu to death on charges of espionage, sabotage and terrorism.
Against the verdict, India in May 2017 sought a stay of the International Court of Justice and requested that the release of Kulbhushan be suspended and his release be granted.
India’s appeal was rejected by the International Court of Justice, but ordered Pakistan to grant the accused access to the consulate and to review his death sentence.
About Klabhushan Jadu, Pakistan claims that he is an Indian Navy service officer who was arrested in Balochistan province of Pakistan in 2016.
Pakistan has for a long time accused India of backing Baloch separatist elements in Balochistan.