Tight security for Jadhav's wife, mother

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The foreign office spokesperson also said that the meeting was extended by 10 minutes on the request of Jadhav family.

Former Indian Navy officer Kulbhushan Jadhav's wife and mother meet him while seated across a glass partition at the Pakistan Foreign Office in Islamabad.

However, Dalbir Kaur, the sister of Sarabjit Singh, who died in a Lahore jail in 2013, said in Chandigarh that Pakistan played a "cruel joke" by not allowing Kulbhushan Jadhav to meet his wife and mother freely and dubbed the entire exercise a "drama".

"We promised 30 minutes of the meeting but Jadhav and his mother requested towards the end of meeting that it should be increased and we did it".

Such was the carefully choreographed meeting between ex-Indian Navy officer Jadhav, facing death penalty in Pakistan, and his family.

He, however, could not talk to Jadhav or listen to the conversation he had with his mother and wife.

In an earlier tweet, Faisal said that Pakistan permitted the meeting as a humanitarian gesture on the birth anniversary of the nation's founder Muhammad Ali Jinnah. The 40-minute meeting, which took place after many representations, was at the heavily guarded Foreign Affairs Ministry building, and came after the International Court of Justice asked Pakistan in May to stay his execution. It was not known where he had been kept before being transported to the ministry.

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The ICJ had given India time till September 13 to file "memorial" or initial pleadings on its plaint against Pakistan for violation of 1963 Vienna Convention on Consular Relations in the case of Jadhav.

In India for example, even when a spy is arrested, the law demands that they be presented before a judicial magistrate within 24 hours of the arrest.

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

Pakistan foreign office later released pictures of Jadhav talking to his wife and mother from behind a glass screen.

Meanwhile according to the timeline of the events given out by Aziz, Jadhav's detailed interrogation was done on 22 May and a Joint Investigation Team was announced on 12 July, 2016.

Aziz did not specify the contents of the confession done under Section 164 unlike the video confession of March which was telecast on TV. His mercy petition is still pending. "This is a positive gesture from Pakistan's side", and how India is the one not coming clean. If Indian support was important to the whole case, as Pakistani officials claim, how could the court proceed without those key witnesses and specific evidence?