'There was something in them': Pakistan's answer to why Jadhav's wife's shoes were taken

Faisal added that Jadhav's wife Chetnakul had been given a replacement pair. In photo: Jadhav's wife and mother with India's deputy high commissioner to Pakistan JP Singh. Photograph:( Zee News Network )

WION Web Team New Delhi, Delhi, India Dec 27, 2017, 06.52 AM (IST)

Pakistan government has come up with strange explanations for confiscating Kulbhushan Jadhav's wife's shoes during the monitored meeting, claiming that "there was something in her shoes".

“There was something in the shoe [of Jadhav's wife],” Pakistan Foreign Office spokesperson Dr Muhammad Faisal told Pakistan daily Dawn News on Tuesday.

Her shoes had been removed due to security reasons and are currently being examined - she was given a replacement pair in exchange.

Jadhav's wife, Chetnakul, stated that she had received all stuff except the shoes after meeting her husband on Monday. 

India's Ministry of External Affairs' had earlier released a statement on Jadhav's meeting with his mother and wife.

“Under the pretext of security precautions, the cultural and religious sensibilities of family members were disregarded. This included removal of mangal sutra, bangles and bindi, as well as a change in attire that was not warranted by security,” stated the Ministry of External Affairs'statement 

“For some inexplicable reason, despite her repeated requests, the shoes of the wife of Shri Jadhav were not returned to her after the meeting. We would caution against any mischievous intent in this regard,” it further mentioned.
 
The mother and wife of convicted Indian spy Kulbhushan Jadhav visited Pakistan on Monday and met the arrested Indian national at the office of Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Islamabad surrounded by heavy security.