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Burney to carry letters from Sarabjit's family

Ansar Burney is to carry letters and some CDs from Sarabjit's family to ascertain whether or not he is really involved in acts related to terror.

delhi Updated: Apr 07, 2008 20:58 IST

Having taken up the cause of saving Indian national Sarabjit Singh from gallows, former Pakistan Minister Ansar Burney will carry home letters from his family and some CDs to ascertain whether or not he was really involved in terrorist acts in that country.

Burney, who is in New Delhi to meet Home Minister Shivraj Patil and Indian Foreign Secretary Shiv Shankar Menon besides other officials, made it clear to PTI on Monday that he will make all efforts to save Sarabjit if he is innocent.

"I have some letters of Sabarjit's wife and a CD of one of the witness. I will see the CD first and then talk to the witness," said Burney, who met the Indian prisoner's family in Punjab last week.

The Pakistani human rights campaigner, who was instrumental in the release of another Indian national Kashmir Singh from a Pakistani jail after 35 years recently, said he would "fight for anyone, who is not a terrorist".

He, however, emphasised that he has "no sympathy" for terrorists.

Sarabjit, convicted in connection with bomb blasts in Lahore, has been sentenced to death. He was to be hanged on April one but it was postponed by a month after India made an appeal for clemency on "humanitarian grounds".

"I favour human dignity and I will fight for human rights, be it on any side of the border," said Burney, who faced death threats back home after ensuring release of Kashmir Singh who was accused of 'spying'.