Ansar Burney to visit Punjab tomorrow for release of Pak prisoners

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Karachi, Apr 1 : Pakistani human rights activist Ansar Burney will visit India tomorrow in a bid to persuade Punjab Chief Minister Prakash Singh Badal to release Pakistani prisoners languishing in jails.

There are as many as 46 Pakistani prisoners alone in Indian Punjab jails alone who had completed their jail term but not yet released, reported The News.

Burney is a former Pakistani minister and was elected unopposed to UNHR Council's Advisory Committee. He will be in India on an official visit on an invitation from Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal.

Burney said he would request the Indian government to release all such prisoners without delay and repatriate them back to Pakistan, said the paper.

During his visit, he is also expected to visit New Delhi and meet with senior members of the Indian Government and make request for the release of other Pakistani nationals lodged in prisons across India.

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