The high commissioner of Pakistan will visit Chandigarh tomorrow to see a Pakistani prisoner admitted in a critical condition at the PGIMER in Chandigarh, a diplomat said, even as his condition continued to be critical.
He was seen as an amiable, non-controversial politician, who rose from the small city of Chandigarh having just one Lok Sabha seat to become a key member of the Manmohan Singh-led UPA government while still maintaining his clean image.
Sarabjit Singh, the Indian prisoner who died after a murderous attack in a Lahore jail, was cremated at his hometown in Bhikiwind today amid jostling crowds of tearful mourners.
In a special session, the Punjab assembly today unanimously passed a resolution declaring Sarabjit Singh as national martyr and sought an impartial investigation by an international agency into his "merciless" attack in a Pakistani jail.
Hundreds of people flocked to this dusty Punjab town since early Friday to catch a last glimpse of Sarabjit Singh, the Indian prisoner who was killed in a brutal attack in a prison in Lahore, Pakistan.
Gopal Dass, who was released by the Pakistan government in April 2011 after 27 years in jail on espionage charges, is convinced there was a “deep conspiracy” by terrorist outfits to kill Sarabjit Singh.
The Punjab government has anno-unced a three-day mourning in the state as a mark of respect for Sarabjit Singh and promised a financial assistance of Rs. 1 crore for his family.
A series of protest demonstrations were held in Phagwara over the death of Sarabjit Singh in a Pakistani hospital, leading to diversion of international buses running between Delhi and Lahore in the neighbouring country.
Sarabjit Singh's hometown Bhikhiwind today mourned his death in a hospital in Lahore.
The Punjab government today announced that Sarabjit Singh, an Indian prisoner who died in a Lahore hospital after a brutal attack on him, would be given a state-level funeral after his body is handed over and brought back to India.
The family of Indian death row prisoner Sarabjit Singh, battling for life in Pakistan, returned to India today saying that they were dissatisfied with the way he was being treated and had been kept in the dark about his health.
Punjab was known for Left minded political leaders but not left wing extremism, also called Naxalism. If state chief minister Parkash Singh Badal is to be believed, naxalism would be a reality soon in one of the most prosperous states of northern India, Chetan Chauhan
Upset over the non cooperation of Lahore’s Jinnah Hospital where Indian prisoner Sarabjit Singh is battling for life, members of his family, led by elder sister Dalbir Kaur, will be returning to India through Attari Border on Wednesday morning.