These photos raise some big questions, the primary of them being: Did Kulbhushan's mother and wife meet him when Pakistan said the meeting took place? He said Jadhav has been kept in comfort here while showing a medical report to the media persons.
Jadhav's family plans to return home soon after the meeting, which is expected last an hour, according to Pakistani foreign ministry officials. "Jadhav, who is a serving naval officer, has confessed to being a R&AW agent", the Pakistan foreign office spokesperson said. "This was conveyed to Indian High Commission categorically", he said.
Pakistan, which turned the meeting into a media spectacle in a desperate bid to improve its image on the global arena, could not find courage to allow Kulbhushan to meet his family in private or even touch or hug each other.
On April 10, a Field General Court Martial - under the Pakistan Army Act, 1952, and Official Secrets Act, 1923 - awarded death sentence to Jadhav for espionage and sabotage. The mother and wife of Jadhav were being provided with a meeting with him in the light of "Islamic traditions and based on purely humanitarian grounds", Faisal had said.
Although Pakistan had issued visas to Jadhav's wife and mother on "humanitarian grounds" earlier this month, it has denied India consular access to the spy despite repeated requests on the grounds that it is non-applicable under the Vienna Convention due to his involvement in espionage, FO Spokesperson Dr Faisal said. India had approached the International Court of Justice against his execution which was later halted by ICJ pending the final verdict.
Pakistan claims its security forces arrested Jadhav alias Hussein Mubarak Patel from its restive Balochistan province after he reportedly entered from Iran.