Pakistan responds to Sushma Swaraj’s narrative in Jadhav meeting episode; heres all of it
Pakistan formally reacted to narrative as per External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj in the meeting of Kulbhushan Jadhav and his mother & wife in Pakistan.
Pakistan dismissed the harassment charge with terming it mere “comprehensive security check.”
In fact, it was at pains to stress that it had permitted the December 25 meeting between Jadhav and his family as a “humanitarian gesture,” repeating its claim that he was a “convicted Indian terrorist and spy.”
That the Jadhav’s mother and wife were forced to remove their mangalsutra, the bindis on their foreheads and their bangles, when they reached Pakistan’s ministry of foreign affairs for the meeting, Pakistan responded with terming as having been agreed to between the countries.
The wife’s shoes were retained as they did not clear the security check.
A metal chip has been found in one of the shoes, which is being analyzed,” read a statement from the country’s foreign minister Khawaja Asif.
Jadhav’s wife’s footwear was later sent for a forensic examination, and the authorities were trying to ascertain whether the “metallic object” in the shoes was a camera or a recording chip, local media quoted Foreign Office (FO) spokesperson Mohammad Faisal as saying.
Earlier on Thursday, Swaraj addressed Parliament about the meeting between Jadhav and his mother and wife, detailing the humiliating treatment meted out to the duo. >