However, Dalbir Kaur, the sister of Sarabjit Singh, who died in a Lahore jail in 2013, said in Chandigarh that Pakistan played a "cruel joke" by not allowing Kulbhushan Jadhav to meet his wife and mother freely and dubbed the entire exercise a "drama".
Indian Deputy High Commissioner in Islamabad JP Singh was also present during the meeting.
Jadhav confessed before a Magistrate and the Court that he was tasked by RAW to plan, coordinate and organize espionage / sabotage activities aiming to destabilize and wage war against Pakistan by impeding the efforts of Law Enforcement Agencies for restoring peace in Balochistan and Karachi. Prior to the meeting, the family had to leave their mobile phones at the High Commission.
"Pakistan wanted the wife and mother of Commander Jadhav to speak to the media, here in this hall, today". December 25, the birthday of Mohammad Ali Jinnah is celebrated as Quaid-e-Azam day.
Islamabad defended its stance of not granting diplomatic access to Jadhav, insisting he is a serving officer of the Indian navy and entered the country with the intent of spying and carrying out subversive acts.
Jadhav's family plans to return home soon after the meeting, which is expected last an hour, according to Pakistani foreign ministry officials.
"As many as 500 police men have been deputed in Diplomatic Enclave and Red Zone to provide security to family of Indian spy", a senior police officer told media.
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The meeting reportedly took place for around 30 minutes.
Pakistan foreign minister Khawaja Asif, during his earlier appearance on Geo News" programme "Naya Pakistan', had said that India was given consular access to the convicted Jadhav, describing it as a "concession". It was not known where he had been kept before being transported to the foreign ministry. "We had to come at a meeting point, so we did not accept some of their (India's) conditions". "We did not do this to win a case; nor will this have any impact on the case", he said.
A new video featuring Jadhav was released to the media by the foreign office after the meeting ended.
After completion of the investigation into Jadhav, Pakistan offered to allow his wife to visit him, after which India requested that his mother also be permitted to meet him, the FO spokesperson said, and the request was subsequently granted.
Faisal said that the wife and mother of Jadhav "thanked Pakistan, FO and our team for the meeting while going away".
The spokesperson also flashed a medical certificate, interestingly, signed by a German doctor based in Dubai, perhaps to make it look more credible.