Sarabjit`s sister offers prayers in Lahore
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Last Updated: Sunday, June 19, 2011, 22:28
Lahore: Dalbir Kaur, the sister of Indian death row prisoner Sarabjit Singh, visited the famous Data Darbar shrine in this eastern Pakistani city on Sunday and prayed for the release of her brother.

Kaur offered a traditional 'chadar' at the 'mazar' of renowned saint Hazrat Ali Hajweri, considered the patron saint of Lahore.

She told the media that she had prayed for the early release of her brother.

Sarabjit has been on death row since he was convicted for alleged involvement in four bomb blasts in 1990 that killed 14 people.

The verdict was upheld by the Lahore High Court and the Supreme Court.

His family insists he was wrongly convicted for the bombings.

Though Sarabjit was set to be hanged in 2008, Pakistani authorities put off his execution indefinitely after Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani intervened in the matter.

Kaur arrived in Pakistan on June 6 to meet Sarabjit and lobby the Pakistan government for his release.

She met her brother at Kot Lakhpat Jail in Lahore on Thursday.


First Published: Sunday, June 19, 2011, 22:28

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