“I think this is a great success and the efforts of Ansar Burney have become fruitful and this is a very good gesture on behalf of the government of Pakistan. We are thankful to the President of Pakistan, the prime minister of Pakistan. When I sent his mercy petition, I told you earlier that nobody is going to hang Sarabjit Singh because of many reasons that I mentioned in my mercy petition. This is a good gesture from Pakistan. I would like to appreciate the government's decision. I am also thankful to CNN-IBN and the other media for their kind support in this matter for the interest of human rights," Burney told an an English channel.
Burney also said that Sarabjit would be released soon.“You will hear more good news. He will be released very soon. Once it"s suspended till further orders, it means everything will be ok," he stated Sarabjit's sister Dalbir Kaur thanked Burney for his efforts in and said that he was like an angel.