Pakistan appears to have softened its stand on Kulbhushan Jadhav, as it said today that it is evaluating the possibility of granting visa to Jadhav’s mother. If the visa is granted, Jadhav’s mother would be able to meet him in Pakistan. The request to grant visa to Jadhav’s mother, Avantika Jadhav, was made by Indian government, citing humanitarian reasons. While speaking about the visa, Pakistan Foreign Office Spokesperson Nafees Zakaria was quoted as saying, “Pakistan is considering the Indian request for the grant of visa to the mother of Kulbhushan Jadhav.” However, it’s not entirely sure since Pakistan has known to backtrack on its promises.
The recent statement from Pakistan has come in the wake of the efforts made by Indian government to secure visa for Jadhav’s mother. Just two days back, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj had even written a personal letter to Adviser to the Prime Minister on Foreign Affairs Sartaj Aziz, requesting his help in getting visa for Jadhav’s mother. However, Aziz did not even care to respond to the letter, Swaraj said. “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,” Swaraj had tweeted.