Sources said that India has sought an additional visa for Kulbhushan Jadhav's mother and a permission for her to meet the convicted spy after Pakistan offered to allow his wife a meeting on humanitarian grounds.
Spokesperson for Pakistan's Ministry of Foreign Affairs Mohammad Faisal said at his weekly news briefing that India had responded to the Pakistani humanitarian proposal on allowing Mr. Jadhav's wife to meet him.
Jadhav's family has also filed an appeal and submitted a petition to Pakistan, which were handed over by the Indian High Commissioner in Islamabad to Pakistan's Foreign Secretary on April 26.
There has been speculation that the move could be an effort by Pakistan to mend ties with India.
On May 18, 2017, the International Court of Justice (ICJ) stayed the hanging, after India approached it against the death sentence. Officials in Islamabad had privately hinted that the meeting could take place in December.
It is not clear what prompted Islamabad to allow Jadhav's wife to meet him in Pakistan.
The Pakistani offer came months after MEA had asked for a meeting between Mr. Jadhav and his mother in Pakistan.
Pakistan refers to Jadhav as a serving naval commander and claims he was working for the RAW spy agency.
Charges of Jadhav's involvement in spying have been rejected by India, with the government maintaining that he was a businessman based in Chabahar in Iran, and was kidnapped from that country. New Delhi is believed to have sought some more clarifications in its response.
India has appealed to the court to impose emergency measures for Jadhav's execution to be suspended until the legal battle in Hague concludes, while also accusing Pakistan of violating the Vienna Convention by failing to provide him with consular access and for being in breach of global human rights law. Mahavir had also been sentenced to 12 years of imprisonment in another NDPS Case registered at PS Lopo Ke Chugawan, Distt. He was now on 42-day parole from Modern Jail Faridkot.