Pakistan demands release of 47 prisoners from India

Published May 5, 2013
Pakistani High Commissioner to India Salman Bashir. – File Photo by Reuters
Pakistani High Commissioner to India Salman Bashir. – File Photo by Reuters

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan has demanded from India the release of 47 Pakistani prisoners who have completed their prison terms and are languishing in various Indians prisons.

“47 Pakistani prisoners in various prisons have completed their sentence and they should be released immediately” Pakistan’ envoy to India Salman Bashir wrote in a letter addressed to Indian foreign secretary.

The letter has been handed over to top officials at Indian Ministry of External Affairs by Pakistan’s deputy High Commissioner Abdul Rehman Nizamani, spokesman for Pakistan High Commission in India Manzoor Ali Memon told Dawn.com.

The letter has been written following attack on Pakistani prisoner Sanaullah in Jammu jail, in which he suffered severe injuries and is currently in Chandigarh Hospital in a critical condition.

Sanaullah has been attacked in reaction to the fatal attack on Indian death-row prisoner Sarabajit Singh at Kot Lakhpat jail in Lahore last week.

In the letter Pakistan also demanded a thorough probe into attack on Pakistani prisoner Sanaullah at Jammu prison and called for stern punishment against the attacker.

The letter also demanded that Indian government should immediately take appropriate steps for the security of Pakistani prisoners in Indian jails.

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