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Punjab govt gives job to Sarabjit's daughter

HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times  Jalandhar, August 02, 2013
First Published: 13:25 IST(2/8/2013) | Last Updated: 14:42 IST(2/8/2013)

Fulfilling the promise made to the family of Sarabjit Singh, Indian prisoner who died in Pakistan after being attacked in jail, the Punjab chief minister Parkash Singh Badal today handed over the appointment letter to his daughter elder Swapandeep Kaur.

Kaur has been appointed as state Naib Tehsildar in the state.

Handing over the letter to Swapandeep Kaur, the chief minister said that late Sarabjit Singh was a national martyr as he had suffered endless agonies in the Pakistani jail for being an Indian.

He said that the appointment of late Sarabjit's daughter as Naib Tehsildar was a humble tribute from the state government in recognition to his supreme sacrifice for the national cause. We have fulfilled our moral duty as it was a basic responsibility of every government to respect the heroes who had laid down there life for the national cause, he added.

Extending his best wishes to Swapandeep Kaur, the chief minister hoped that she would perform her duty with utmost sincerity and dedication.

 It may be recalled that the chief minister had announced to offer government job to Swapandeep Kaur at the Bhog of late Sarabjit Singh and subsequently the cabinet had given approval for it on May 28 this year.

The chief minister was accompanied by his Special principal secretary Gurkirat Kirpal Singh and Deputy commissioner Shruti Singh.

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