ISLAMABAD: Pakistan has allowed convicted Indian death row prisoner Kulbhushan Jadhav to meet his wife, months after India’s requests for allowing Jhadav to meet, on humanitarian grounds, a statement issued by Foreign Office on Friday.
“The government of Pakistan has decided to arrange a meeting of Kulbhudhan Jhadav with his wife, in Pakistan, purely on humanitarian grounds. A verbal note to this effect has been sent to the Indian High Commission in Islamabad,” stated an official handout issued here by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MoFA).
Jhadav alias, Hussain Mubarak Patel — a RAW operative — was apprehended by the law enforcement agencies on March 3, 2016 after he illegally entered Pakistan. He had confessed before a magistrate and the court that he entered Pakistan for espionage, terrorist, and sabotage activities aimed at destabilising the country.
Jhadav was actively pursuing a strategy to fund and plan terrorist activities in the coastal areas of Balochistan which had been largely ignored in the past by the government of Pakistan, documents available with Pakistan Today had stated. The document further revealed that Jhadav also funded terrorist elements to create unrest in Karachi by stirring ethnic riots between Baloch and Urdu speaking community.
The documents went on to say that Jhadav was involved in sponsoring and directing terrorist attacks and target killings in Gwadar and adjoining areas with a special focus on terrorism in coastal areas of Pisni, Jewani, Turbat, Panjgur etc. Jhadav also reportedly confessed before a magistrate of his involvement in manoeuvring improvised explosive devices (IEDs) and grenade attacks in Gwadar and Turbat along coastal areas linking the CPEC route.
Moreover, Jhadav also abetted attacks through anti-state elements against police, Frontier Constabulary (FC) in Turbat, Panjgur, Gwadar, Pisni, Jewani during 2014 and 2015 — killing and injuring many civilians and soldiers. He also admitted that he had financed attacks on labourers working on the construction of various smaller roads and highways along CPEC route working under the FWO in the Balochistan region.
“Jhadav also confessed to directing attacks in Radar stations and civilian boats in the Arabian Sea in the vicinity of the Jewani Port. He also admitted to funding subversive secessionist and terrorist elements through Hundi and Hawala channels for subverting Baloch youth against the country with a specific focus on Balochistan’s coastal areas,” the document had mentioned.
Another document reflects how Jhadav had sponsored explosion at Gas Pipelines, Electric pylons in Sibbi, Nasirabad, Dera Murad Jamali and other areas of Balochistan. “Jhadav also confessed to sponsoring IED explosions in Quetta in 2015 causing massive damage to life and property. He also confessed to sponsoring attacks on Hazara and Shia Muslim Zaireen en-route to and from Iran,” stated the document.
The confessional documents mentioned how Jhadav had launched a web of cyber space against Pakistan by developing several websites carrying content to provoke the youth against the state .
Jhadav, who was arrested from Balochistan on March 3, 2016, sentenced to death by a military court following a year-long criminal proceedings.