Pakistan hails Indian bail to doctorApril 9th, 2012 - 5:59 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, April 9 (IANS) Pakistan Monday welcomed the Indian Supreme Court decision to grant bail to Pakistani doctor Mohammad Khalil Chisty, who is undergoing life imprisonment in a jail in Ajmer.
Foreign Office spokesman Abdul Basit said this was a positive step and Pakistan saw it as a goodwill gesture, Online news agency reported.
Chisty’s case was discussed over Sunday’s lunch in New Delhi between Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and Pakistan President Asif Ali Zardari.
A Supreme Court bench Monday granted bail to the 80-year-old Chisty. His age and the long duration of incarceration weighed in his favour.
Chisty, a virologist at the Karachi Medical College, is accused of killing a man during a brawl in April 1992 in Ajmer.
He was in the city to offer prayers at the shrine of Sufi saint Hazrat Khwaja Moinuddin Chisty when the incident took place.
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