As it was planned earlier, Pakistan aircraft landed in Chandigarh, Punjab at 5:25 pm and took off within 10 minutes of landing. Indian authorities had already granted Pakistan clearance for special flight to Chandigarh to take back mortal remains of Sanaullah.
52-year-old Sanaullah, who was serving life sentence at Kot Balwal Jail in Jammu, was grievously injured in an attack by an inmate on May 3. He succumbed to his injuries at Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research (PGIMER) in Chandigarh on Thursday, May 9.
The assault came a day after the death of an Indian prisoner Sarabjit Singh who was brutally attacked by fellow inmates in a Pakistani jail.
Commenting on Sanaullah's death, a senior National Conference (NC) leader said his death was a result of "Pakistan's attitude towards Indians".
Another NC leader Mustafa Kamal said with Sanaullah's death "tit for tat" has been completed. "It was the result of neighbouring country's attitude towards foreign citizens which was showing its effects outside the Kot Lakhpat jail in Lahore. Hate begets hate and love begets love, I believe it is a part of that only, and with the death of the Pakistani prisoner tit for tat has been completed," said Kamal.