Sarabjit`s sister offers prayers at Lahore saint`s

Dalbir Kaur, the sister of Indian death row prisoner Sarabjit Singh, visited the famous Data Darbar shrine in this eastern Pakistani city and prayed for the release of her brother.

Updated: Jun 20, 2011, 16:31 PM IST

Lahore: Dalbir Kaur, the sister of Indian
death row prisoner Sarabjit Singh, visited the famous Data
Darbar shrine in this eastern Pakistani city and prayed for
the release of her brother.

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

She later 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.

PTI