ISLAMABAD -Pakistan Foreign Office is reviewing a visa application from the mother of Indian spy Kulbhushan Jadhav, sentenced to death by a military court.
India had requested Pakistan to allow Avantika Jadhav to meet her son.
FO Spokesperson Nafees Zakaria said during the weekly briefing, it is asking for recommendations from Aziz to grant visas was against “diplomatic norms”.
“The request by India is being considered in Pakistan. As you know Commander Jhadev, a serving naval Indian officer is involved in multiple acts of espionage, subversive activities, terrorism and terrorism financing in Pakistan. He has been sentenced to death and investigations still continue based on the information that he continues to provide of his accomplices and networks operating in Pakistan.”
He also regretted that India was imposing “conditions” for the approval of medical visas of Pakistani patients seeking medical treatment in the country.
On the situation on the Line of Control, Zakaria said protests have been registered with the Indian high commissioner and the deputy high commissioner, he said.
“It is highly regrettable that India has placed such restrictions on visas for patients who are suffering from serious and terminal illnesses. Asking for a letter from the Foreign Affairs Adviser is against the diplomatic norms. Such a requirement has not been prescribed for any other country. We are making suitable alternative arrangements, both within Pakistan as well as in friendly countries.”