Pranab son’s request to father: get Sarabjit freedJuly 22nd, 2012 - 10:43 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, July 22 (IANS) President-elect Pranab Mukherjee’s son Abhijit has one request for his father - get Sarabjit Singh and other Indian prisoners languishing in Pakistan jails freed soon.
“As a citizen I would request him to ensure that Indian prisoners like Sarabjit Singh who are imprisoned in Pakistan are freed at the earliest. I personally feel this should be his first work as president,” Abhijit, himself a lawmaker in West Bengal, told IANS.
Sarabjit Singh has been on death row in Lahore jail since 1990.
Abhijit, who is set to go to Delhi Monday to attend the oath-taking ceremony of his father Wednesday, said Mukherjee senior’s huge victory showed his universal acceptability.
“I think people of the country wanted such a man of intellect for this post. This is my personal interpretation,” he said.
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