Pak played cruel joke, meeting just a drama: Dalbir Kaur

The meeting lasted around 40 minutes

Dalbir Kaur, the sister of Sarabjit Singh, who died in a Lahore jail in 2013, said Pakistan played a "cruel joke" by not allowing Kulbhushan Jadhav to meet his wife and mother freely and dubbed the entire exercise a "drama". After they went in, the door shut behind them.

Jadhav gave details of his meetings with his contacts in Pakistan and exposed the network which he was handling, according to his confessional statement, obtained by The Associated Press. The communication between them took place through an intercom device.

The meeting between the Indian spy and his family started at 2:18pm and lasted nearly 40 minutes. Jadhav spoke to his family members through an intercom.

Faisal clarified that the meeting was not the last meeting between Jhadav and his family, adding that the decision for consusal access to the convicted spy would be taken at a later date.

Police and paramilitary security forces, including sharpshooters, were deployed at the ministry to deal with any untoward security situation, they said.

They will arrive in Islamabad by a commercial flight and leave the same day after the meeting, it added.

Pakistan High Commission in New Delhi issued visas to Jadhav's mother and wife on December 20.

Foreign Office Director India desk Dr Fariha was also present during the meeting.

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Before FO released pictures of the meeting, the media in the arch-rival state expressed concerns on why Jadhav is not shown during the meeting with wife and mother.

They also did not talk to the reporters while leaving the building, although journalists kept shouting questions.

Pakistani officials insist Jadhav has confessed before the country's military court that he was tasked by the Indian intelligence agency "to plan, coordinate and organize espionage, terrorist and sabotage activities" against Pakistan.

"It was a humanitarian meeting, it was not consular access".

Speaking to ANI, he said, "There were hopes that the family will be given some kind of privacy but they meet Jadhav through a glass".

After completion of the investigation into Jadhav, Pakistan offered to allow his wife to visit him, after which India requested that his mother also be permitted to meet him, the FO spokesperson said, and the request was subsequently granted. The tweet made it a point to identify Jadhav, a former Indian Navy officer, with his military title.

Pakistan claims its security forces arrested Jadhav alias Hussein Mubarak Patel from its restive Balochistan province on March 3 a year ago after he reportedly entered from Iran. It claims that he was in possession of an Indian passport that identified him as Hussein Mubarak Patel.

India maintains that Jadhav was kidnapped from Iran where he had business interests after retiring from the Indian Navy.

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