Pak reviewing visa application of Kulbhushan's mother

13 Jul 2017

Pakistan said today that it was considering a visa application of the mother of Kulbhushan Jadhav for a visit to meet her son who was sentenced to death by a military court.

India had requested Pakistan to allow Avantika Jadhav to meet her son. "Pakistan is considering the Indian request for the grant of visa to the mother of Kulbushan Yadav," Pakistan Foreign Office spokesperson Nafees Zakaria was quoted as saying by state-run Radio Pakistan. Zakaria's remarks came two days after external affairs minister Sushma Swaraj in New Delhi said that she had written a "personal letter" to adviser to the Prime Minister on foreign affairs Sartaj Aziz asking for approval of Avantika s visa application so that she may travel to Pakistan.

Swaraj also said that Aziz did not even respond to her letter. "I wrote a personal letter to Mr Sartaj Aziz for the grant of her visa to Pakistan. However, Mr Aziz has not shown the courtesy even to acknowledge my letter," she had tweeted.