Jadhav meets his mother and wife: Faisal

Staff Report
Tuesday, 26 December 2017
ISLAMABAD: Foreign office (FO) spokesman Mohammed Faisal, in a statement, on Monday, after having conducted Indian, naval officer, spy terrorist Kulbushan Jadhav’s, sentenced to death by a military court, hour long meeting with his mother and wife, in the federal capital, said, “Jadhav has confessed that he was tasked by the Indian research and analysis wing (RAW), intelligence agency, to plan, coordinate and organise espionage, terrorism and sabotage aiming to destabilise and wage war against Pakistan.”

He made every effort, FO spokesman added, to impede the efforts of the law enforcement agencies (LEAs) and was eventually caught red handed.

During his trial at the field general court martial, he was provided a defending officer as per the law of the land, Faisal informed.

In his mercy petition to chief of army staff (COAS) on compassionate grounds, in June 2017, he again admitted his involvement in espionage, terrorist and subversive activities against Pakistan and expressed remorse at the resultant loss of precious innocent lives and damage to property, he added.

Faisal asserted, “Jadhav has admitted of involvement in the assassination of senior superintendent police (SSP) Aslam Chaudhry in Karachi” stressing “He has confessed to targeting various workers of frontiers works organisation (FWO), who were conducting different construction activities, in Balochistan and many improvised explosive device (IED) attacks which were carried out in Quetta, Turbat and other cities, especially in Balochistan.”

He reminded, “Jadhav supported tehreek-e-taliban Pakistan (TTP) and other terrorist groups, especially in the attacks on Mehran naval base, at various radar installations and on the Sui gas pipeline” asserting “All these were directly sponsored by RAW.”

Let us be very clear that commander Jadhav is the face of Indian terrorism, especially in Pakistan, Faisal held.

India was provided with a copy of the passport that was in possession of commander Jadhav, when he was apprehended, he said and added that the passport bears a Muslim name, Hussein Mubarak Patel which clearly is not commander Jadhav.

India has been unable and unwilling to provide an explanation about how and why an authentic Indian passport was used on a false identity (ID), not once but at least 17 times, as commander Jadhav travelled in and out of India, Faisal questioned and added that the Indian silence is speaking a thousand words.

Faisal said, “Upon completion of investigations and the trial, Pakistan offered to India that wife of commander Jadhav may visit to meet him” adding “We received an Indian request that mother of commander Jadhav may also be permitted to meet him and that a diplomat of Indian high commission in Pakistani capital will accompany the ladies.”

He said, “The Indian request was considered in Pakistan and it was granted” informing “The Indian diplomat was present during the meeting and he could see commander Jadhav” adding “He was not allowed to speak or listen to the conversation of Jadhav with his wife and mother.”

Faisal mentioned, “Pakistan wanted the wife and mother of commander Jadhav to speak to Pakistani media, in the federal capital” reiterating “This would have included the Indian media, as well” adding “We had formally proposed this to India. This was done in the spirit that Pakistan has nothing to hide and, like all of you, seeks answers to many questions that remain unanswered.

He grieved, “However, the Indian side requested that they wanted to avoid media interaction.”

Faisal said, “Pakistan permitted the request by India purely on humanitarian grounds” educating “The visit was allowed in line with Islamic practices and teachings. Islam is the religion of peace and advocates mercy” adding “It is a gesture of good faith and compassion.”

He lashed, “Commander Jadhav’s merciless terrorist actions at Indian behest have deprived many mothers of their sons and daughters” adding “Pakistan upholds the Islamic morals and values which teach mercy, grace and compassion for all” reminding “One good deed should beget another” hoping “Such decisions should serve as templates for others to follow, including in the Indian occupied Jammu and Kashmir (IOK) where innocent blood continues to be mercilessly spilled.”

Faisal mentioned, “This is a very important day for Pakistan, being the birth anniversary of the father of the nation, Quaid-e-Azam Mohammed Ali Jinnah” adding “It was in this light that this day was chosen for the humanitarian meeting of commander Jadhav with his wife and mother” saying “Today is also Christmas and our best wishes go to our Christian friends in Pakistan and all around the world.”

He said, “Commander Jadhav, an Indian spy, a terrorist and a saboteur is a serving Indian naval officer, sentenced to death for his involvement in espionage, terrorism and subversive activities against Pakistan” adding “He conducted these activities especially in Balochistan and Sindh provinces” reiterating “Jadhav confessed about his condemnable actions before a judicial magistrate and court.”