Former Pakistan Human Rights Minister Ansar Burney, who was intrumental in the recent release of Kashmir Singh from 35 years of incarceration in Pakistan, on Saturday visited the latter's village to congratulate his family.
Accompanied by his wife Begam Shaheen and son Shahid, the Burneys were accorded a warm welcome by Kashmir Singh's family and other residents of Nagal Choran village about 20 kms away from Hoshiarpur.
Treated to the typical Punjabi dish of Makki di Roti and Sarson Ka Saag at Kashmir Singh's place at lunch, Burney said he felt as if he had come home and was meeting his kin.
He said the love and affection showered on them in the country was an unforgettable experience for him. Kashmir Singh said that he himself and his entire family would always be grateful to Ansar Burney for what he had done for them.
Talking to villagers Burney, also Member of the UN Human Rights Council Advisory Committee said, "I will make any sacrifice for serving the suffering humanity and will continue my struggle to get liberated innocent persons still languishing in jails."
State Public Relations Minister Bikramjit Singh Majithia who had also accompanied Burney and his family to the village along with a number of officials, presented a cheque of Rs 10 lakh to Kashmir Singh and his wife Paramjit Kaur issued by the state government for the construction of their house.