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Sarabjit sister urges Pak to probe case again

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 his case.

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 said.

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.

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