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Kulbhushan Jadhav family to meet him in Pakistan jail today
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Kulbhushan Jadhav's mother and wife.
Faisal also tweeted that the meeting was arranged in light of "Islamic traditions and based on purely humanitarian grounds".
India has opposed the arrest and the sentencing, saying he was kidnapped from Iran where he runs a business.
Pakistan says its security forces arrested Jadhav alias Hussein Mubarak Patel from its restive Balochistan province after he reportedly entered from Iran.
Pakistan had agreed to facilitate the visit of Jadhav's family and also assured their safety, security, and freedom of movement in the country.
Mohammad Faisal said India informed Islamabad about the visit on Saturday.
After Pakistan met India's demand, travel arrangements for the two were started.
Jadhav and his family were separated by a glass panel and they spoke through a speaker phone in what was a family gathering of sorts after a gap of about 22 months.
Separately, Faisal had said that the meeting would take place at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and its photo and video footage would be issued.
Strict security measures are in place at the ministry, officials said.
Pakistan allowed Kulbhushan's meeting with his wife and mother as part of a "humanitarian gesture" on a day that is observed as the birthday of Pakistan's founder, "Quaid-e-Azam" Muhammad Ali Jinnah, according to its foreign ministry spokesperson. Meanwhile, the Islamabad Traffic Police and administration also blocked roads leading to Foreign Office and the Diplomatic Enclave by placing barricades and sealed the Red Zone.
In his petition, which was seen by The Associated Press, Jadhav says "I feel very shamed and I genuinely seek pardon of the acts and sins and crimes I have committed here against the nation and the people of Pakistan".
India rejected Pak claim that since the Indian deputy high commissioner accompanied the family, it constituted "consular access".
Pakistani officials insist Jadhav has confessed before the country's military court that he was tasked by the Indian intelligence agency "to plan, coordinate and organize espionage, terrorist and sabotage activities" against Pakistan.
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