Send Chishty to Pak, Zardari writes to Manmohan

India`s SC on Monday granted bail to Mohammad Khalil Chishty who is undergoing life imprisonment in a jail in Ajmer.

Islamabad: Mohammad Khalil Chishty, 80, who has been granted bail by the Indian Supreme Court should be sent to Pakistan on humanitarian grounds, President Asif Ali Zardari has said in a letter to Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh.

India`s apex court on Monday granted bail to Chishty who is undergoing life imprisonment in a jail in Ajmer for involvement in a clash that resulted in the death of a person.

Zardari has appealed to Manmohan Singh to send Chishty to Pakistan, reported Geo News.

Chishty`s issue was discussed during Zardari`s meeting with Manmohan Singh on Sunday in New Delhi.

Zardari has also directed Interior Minister Rehman Malik to make all the arrangements to bring Chishty to Pakistan.

All expenditure of Chishty`s return to Pakistan will be borne by the government, said an Interior Ministry statement.

Chisty, a virologist at the Karachi Medical College, is accused of killing a man during a brawl in April 1992 in Ajmer. He was in the city to offer prayers at the famous dargah (shrine) of Sufi saint Hazrat Khwaja Moinuddin Chisti when the incident happened.

The bail to him was granted a day after Zardari arrived in India on a daylong visit that saw him meeting Manmohan Singh in New Delhi and paying obeisance at Khwaja Moinuddin Chisti`s shrine in Ajmer.


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