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Sarabjit's clemency under review: Pak

Pakistan Information and Broadcasting Minister Sherry Rehman says Sarabjit Singh's issue is under review and it will do its "best" in that regard.

delhi Updated: May 02, 2008 22:36 IST

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Pakistan on Friday said the issue of clemency for Sarabjit Singh, the Indian prisoner on death row, is under review and it will do its "best" in this regard.

"As far as Sarabjit's status, we told her (Nirmala Deshpande) that we will do our best and it is under review," Pakistan Information and Broadcasting Minister Sherry Rehman told reporters in New Delhi.

Rehman was in the national capital to attend the funeral of veteran Gandhian Nirmala Deshpande, who died on Thursday.

Deshpande had on a number of occasions raised Sarabjit's issue with Pakistan President Pervez Musharraf.

Despandhe's aide Shivnath had claimed that Musharraf had told her a fortnight ago that he did not want Sarabjit to be hanged.