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Sarabjit's family prays at Nankana Sahib

With Indian prisoner Sarabjit Singh still in a critical condition in Lahore's Jinnah Hospital, his family paid obeisance at Nankana Sahib (Pakistan) on Monday and prayed for his long life.

punjab Updated: Apr 29, 2013 22:31 IST
Aseem Bassi
Sarabjit Singh

With Indian prisoner Sarabjit Singh still in a critical condition in Lahore's Jinnah Hospital, his family paid obeisance at Nankana Sahib (Pakistan) on Monday and prayed for his long life.


Talking to HT on the phone from Lahore, Sarabjit's sister Dalbir Kaur said, "Now, we have pinned all our hopes on God. There is no improvement in his condition and a lot of time is being wasted by not taking him abroad for better treatment."

She asked, "I fail to understand what they are waiting for. If Taliban attack victim Malala Yousafzai can be sent abroad for treatment, then why not Sarabjit? Just because he is an Indian?"

Dalbir said her brother had gone through a lot, while appealing to Pakistan to release him.

Sarabjit's lawyer Awais Sheikh, who accompanied the prisoner's family, said, "Uskee halat to waisi hi hai jaisi thi (His condition is no better). He is really serious and we are all praying for him."

Sheikh, who was not allowed to meet Sarabjit, has been fighting for his freedom since long despite facing stiff resistance in his country.

Talking to HT, Sarabjit's elder daughter Swapandeep said, "We feel it is God who can help us now. Many people are praying for my father. We have offered prayers for his well-being in Pakistan too."

Sarabjit has been in "deep coma" after being attacked by six inmates in Lahore's Kot Lakhpat Jail on April 26.