Support me to help free Sarabjit, Salman urges PakistanisJune 29th, 2012 - 1:49 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, June 29 (IANS) Bollywood superstar Salman Khan has urged the people of Pakistan to help him in efforts to free Sarabjit Singh, the Indian who is on death row in the neighbouring country.
“Requesting the people of Pakistan to support me to help free Sarabjit, who has been in prison since 30 yrs. Please. Allah ka vasta (for god’s sake),” Salman tweeted.
“Request the awam (people) of Pakistan, members of the press, Govt of Pakistan, President (Asif Ali Zardari) Zardari, a humble request. It would be the most amazing gesture to send Sarabjit back to his family after 30 years. Hope you support me like it’s your own cause,” he added.
Hours after reports emerged that Pakistan was to free Sarabjit, the officials clarified that another Indian prisoner named Surjeet Singh, who has been in jail for three decades, would be released instead. The change of stance created a stir across India.
The actor was upset after he saw Sarabjit’s family in dispair.
“I saw a picture of Sarabjit’s sister, it killed me. Felt real sad for her. Help me, help her,” he tweeted further.
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- Salman starts 'free Sarabjit Singh' campaign online - Jul 01, 2012
- Krishna assures Sarabjit's family he will take up issue - Aug 17, 2012
- Sarabjit's family on indefinite fast; meets Krishna (Second Lead) - Jun 28, 2012
- Surjeet Singh, not Sarabjit Singh, to be released: Pakistan - Jun 27, 2012
- Sarabjit's family shattered by Pakistan's 'cruel joke' (Lead) - Jun 27, 2012
- Free Sarabjit, Krishna 'requests' Pakistan - Jun 27, 2012
- Krishna assures family of Sarabjit's release (Lead) - Jun 28, 2012
- Jubilation to despair for Sarabjit's family - Jun 27, 2012
- Krishna raises Sarabjit issue with Zardari - Sep 08, 2012
- Sarabjit's family meets Krishna - Jun 28, 2012
- Punjab assembly resolution seeks Sarabjit's release - Jun 29, 2012
- Pakistan does volte-face, says Surjeet Singh, not Sarabjit, to be released (Lead) - Jun 27, 2012
- Surjeet home after 30 years, says he was a spy (Roundup) - Jun 28, 2012
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