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We may consider pardoning Sarabjit: Pakistan PM

May 09, 2008 23:52 IST

Pakistan Prime Minister Yusuf Raza Gilani has indicated that his government would consider if Indian death row prisoner Sarabjit Singh could be pardoned.

He said Sarabjit's case was being reviewed by the ministries of Foreign Affairs, Interior, Law-Justice and Human Rights.

Asked by journalist Karan Thapar if the review was to pardon, Gilani told CNN-IBN, "They will think on those lines. They will consider whether the case is fit or not and they will take the decision".

Gilani added that he has advised President Pervez Musharraf [Images] to stop the execution of Sarabjit.

Sarabjit, accused of terror attacks in Lahore [Images] in 1990, has been languishing in Pakistani prisons for nearly two decades.




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