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PM to speak to Pak Prez on Sarabjit issue

August 23, 2005 17:24 IST

Prime Minister Manmohan Singh assured a delegation of Punjab Congress members of Parliament and legislative assembly on Tuesday that he would speak to Pakistan President Pervez Musharraf on the death penalty given to Indian national Sarabjit Singh and that his government will do all it can to save him.

'Take up Indian's death sentence with Pak'

"The prime minister assured us that he would speak to Pakistan President Musharraf on the issue and that the government would do all it can to save the life of Indian national Sarabjit Singh," Punjab Pradesh Congress Committee chief Shamsher Singh Dullo told reporters in New Delhi after meeting the prime minister.

A group met the prime minister in Parliament and urged him to do everything possible to save the life of Sarabjit Singh, who has been sentenced to death in Pakistan on charges of involvement in bomb blasts.

"We urged the prime minister to do everything possible to save an innocent. Why should he be punished for mistaken identity," Dullo said.

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