Lahore: The sister of Sarabjit Singh, an
Indian on death row here following his conviction for alleged
involvement in bomb attacks, has appealed the Pakistan
government to send a special team to India to re-investigate
Dalbir Kaur told a press conference here that her
brother was innocent and a Pakistani team could investigate
and ascertain the facts both within the country and in India.
"Every resident of my village in India will endorse my
version as Manjeet Singh, the real culprit responsible for the
bomb blasts in Pakistan, has been arrested in India," she
Kaur, who arrived in Pakistan on June 6 to lobby
Pakistani leaders to release Sarabjit, met her brother in Kot
Lakhpat Jail last month.
She said, "I am going back with a strong hope that the
Pakistan government will soon release my brother. Please
release Sarabjit on humanitarian grounds or after
re-investigating his case."
Indian and Pakistani nationals awaiting trial in each
other`s prisons should be released as a goodwill gesture, said
Kaur, who is scheduled to leave Pakistan on July 5.
She lauded the hospitality of Pakistanis, saying, "The
environment in Lahore is like that at home as the people here
treat me as like their sister."
During her stay in Pakistan, Kaur visited the shrines
of Hazrat Ali Hajveri and Hazrat Mian Mir, where she and her
hosts prayed for the release of her brother.
She thanked leading Pakistani rights activist Ansar
Burney for helping her get a visa.