The Hush Post: Amid a lot of confusion over Pakistan’s flip-flop over granting consular access to Kulbhushan Jadhav, his mother and wife left for the foreign office in Islamabad after paying a visit at the Indian High Commission. Indian officials have said they are adopting a wait-and-watch strategy to the consular access claim and will see whether JP Singh, the Indian Deputy High Commissioner in Islamabad who will be present at the meeting along with one or two officers of the Foreign Office, will be allowed to speak to Jadhav.
They will meet Jadhav at the Constitution Avenue, on which Ministry Of Foreign Affairs is located. Special security passes have been issued for those visiting the Foreign Office. Pakistan Rangers, Anti-Terrorism squads and sharp shooters have been deployed at roof tops of the Foreign Office. Other than media and security personnel, no other traffic allowed in the area around Pakistan Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Clarifying earlier reports in the media, Foreign Office spokesperson Dr Muhammad Faisal said the presence of an Indian diplomat during the scheduled meeting between Jadhav and his family does not mean Jadhav has been given Indian consular access.
The former Indian Navy officer has been languishing in a Pakistani jail and is on death row, after being convicted of spying.