The wife and mother of Kulbhuhan Jadhav, a former Indian naval officer facing the death penalty in Pakistan for espionage, arrived in Islamabad for a rare meeting with him.

Indian death row prisoner Kulbhushan Jadhav’s wife and mother arrived in Islamabad for a meeting with him at the Pakistan foreign affairs ministry, officials said.

TV footage showed a convoy of around seven vehicles escorting Jadhav’s family in the city.

A foreign office spokesperson said Jadhav’s family first went to the Indian High Commission. After spending some time there, the family will leave for ministry of foreign affairs (MOFA) to meet Jadhav. The foreign office said the meeting will last for about 30 minutes.

The two women arrived in the capital via Dubai in a commercial flight and are expected to leave soon after the meeting where they will be accompanied by Indian Deputy High Commissioner JP Singh.