WION Web Team New Delhi, Delhi, India
Dec 25, 2017, 05.39 AM
Pakistan Foreign Minister Khawaja Muhammad Asif has said the country has given India consular access to Kulbhushan Jadhav, since an Indian High Commission official will be accompanying Jadhav's wife and mother when they meet him today.
Asif made his comments to Pakistan's Geo News.
When he was asked whether the high commission official accompanying Jadhav's wife and mother constituted consular access, he answered with a categorical "Yes".
"Had India been in place of us, it would not have given us this concession," he added.
PTI however reported Indian officials as downplaying the statement.
They said the high commission official was only accompanying Jadhav's family and that that could not be construed as consular access.
Indian Deputy High Commissioner in Pakistan J.P Singh, to accompany Kulbhushan Jhadav's wife and mother in their meeting with the Indian national, reports Pakistan media.