Pakistan's Foreign Minister Khawaja Muhammad Asif said death row prisoner Kulbhushan Jadhav has been granted "consular access" by allowing the presence of an Indian diplomat during the meeting with his family.
The death sentence against Jadhav was stayed in May this year after New Delhi took Islamabad to the International Court of Justice alleging Pakistan had violated the Vienna Convention on Consular Access.
The incarcerated former Indian Navy officer can be seen meeting with his kin in photos released by the Pakistani government.
After a long wait, wife and mother of Kulbhushan Jadhav will meet him on Monday.
Meanwhile, the Pakistan Foreign Office, in a statement, has clarified that Jadhav was not given consular access. "It is not the last meeting".
He said, "What Pakistan did (allowing Jadhav's mother and wife to meet him) is just a spectacle for the global community", Pawar said.
India feels today's meeting between Kulbhushan Jadhav and his family was as much an image-building exercise as a tacit message from Pakistan to New Delhi, and so represents a "major climbdown".
Having lost her brother four years back in Pakistan, Kaur said she could fully understand what Jadhav's family must be going through at this hour.
India's foreign affairs office has not responded to a request for comment on the meeting.
Pakistan claims its security forces arrested Jadhav from its restive Balochistan province after he reportedly entered from Iran.
He further stated that India was not willing to let the family speak with the media and the FO was willing to ensure transparency and get answers to "many questions which Pakistan seeks answers to". It claims that he was in possession of an Indian passport that identified him as Hussein Mubarak Patel.
India, however, maintains that Jadhav was kidnapped from Iran where he had business interests after retiring from the Indian Navy.
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. We honor our commitments", a spokesman for Pakistan's foreign office, Mohammad Faisal, said in an earlier Twitter posting when the women first arrived at the ministry in Islamabad.
Pakistan authorities say Jadhav confessed to being ordered by India's intelligence service to conduct espionage and sabotage in Baluchistan "to destabilize and wage war against Pakistan".
Jadhav, 47, was sentenced to death by a Pakistani military court on charges of espionage and terrorism in April, following which India moved the ICJ in May.+ It is expected to hold another hearing in March or April. Faisal also tweeted that the meeting was arranged in light of "Islamic traditions and based on purely humanitarian grounds".