Family wants Sarabjit back to India, will Pakistan relent?

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Sarabjit Singh Protest
New Delhi, April 29: Family of Sarabjit Singh, the Indian prisoner on death row in Pakistan met him at the Jinnah hospital in Lahore. Sarabjit is in deep coma, and doctors have said that chances of his survival are very slim.

Now, the family of Sarabjit has demanded that he should be allowed to come back to India for his treatment. The family has also expressed concern about his safety in Pakistan.

Sarabjit's sister Dalbir Kaur appealed to the Indian government to bring him back.

Sukhpreet, Sarabjit's wife, arrived in Pakistan on Sunday (April 28) along with her daughters, Swapandeep and Poonam and Sarabjit's sister Dalbir Kaur.

Media reports say Pakistan has formed a panel to decide if Sarabjit should be sent abroad.

Union home minister Sushilkumar Shinde told media on Sunday that the ministry of home affairs and ministry of external affairs are constantly in touch with the Pakistani government to know the condition of Sarabjit Singh's health.

Sarabjit, who was attacked by fellow prisoners at Lahore Jail, is battling for life at Jinnah Hospital.

Shinde told media persons that the Indian government was making every possible effort to get details of Sarabjit's health.

Shinde added, "We are constantly taking updates."

Sarabjit, 49, was convicted for alleged involvement in a string of bomb attacks in Punjab province in Pakistan, that killed 14 people in 1990. His mercy petitions were rejected by the courts and former President Pervez Musharraf.

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