Indian prisoner Sarabjit Singh’s sister and his daughter on Friday met visiting Pakistani Interior Minister Rehman Malik and appealed for his release as early as possible.

Mr. Malik told an emotional Sarabjit’s sister Daljit Kaur and daughter Sapandeep Kaur that the Pakistan government was trying its best to process Sarabjit’s case by following the judicial process.

Mr. Malik invited Ms. Daljit and her family to visit Pakistan as his personal guest and directed Pakistan High Commission officials to issue them a long-term visa to visit the neighbouring country.

He told the duo that even during the delegation-level talks with India, Home Minister Sushilkumar Shinde raised the issue of Sarabjit’s release and both sides discussed the issue thoroughly. “Your Prime Minister also raised the issue and we are working on it. We are following the judicial process. God willing something will happen,” he said.

Ms. Daljit Kaur told PTI, “We will apply for visa soon and would visit Pakistan to meet Sarabjit.” Sapandeep said, “I am dying to meet Papa.”

Sarabjit Singh is among the prisoners on death row in a Kot Lakhpat jail in Lahore in Pakistan. He was convicted for alleged involvement in a string of bombings in 1990.

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