This is the first time the former Indian Navy officer will meet his mother and wife since his arrest in March 2016.

Pakistan on Sunday granted consular access to Kulbhushan Jadhav, who was arrested in March 2016 on charges of espionage and terrorism, Foreign Minister Khawaja Asif told.

Confirming the consular access, Pakistan Foreign Minister Asif said, “Had India been in place of us, it would not have given us this concession.” The consular access came a day ahead of his meeting with his mother and wife in Islamabad.

Jadhav’s mother and wife will arrive in Islamabad from Dubai in a commercial flight later on Monday while he will be brought to the Pakistani Capital for the meeting. Indian Deputy High Commissioner JP Singh will accompany the family. This will be Jadhav’s first contact with his family since his arrest.

On December 20, the Pakistan High Commission had issued visas to the duo to visit Islamabad on Monday. A Pakistani court had sentenced the 47-year-old former Indian Navy officer to death for espionage and terrorism.

“The mother and wife of Commander Jadhav are being provided with a meeting with him in light of Islamic traditions and based on purely humanitarian grounds,” Pakistan’s Foreign Office spokesperson Mohammad Faisal had earlier said. His mother and wife are expected to leave for India on Monday evening itself, Faisal said on Twitter on Saturday evening.

The visit was arranged after weeks of talks between the two countries and eight months after Jadhav was sentenced. India had moved the International Court of Justice against the verdict in May, after which the court stayed his execution. A final verdict in the case is pending.