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Pakistan has softened stand: Sarabjit's daughter

Source: PTI
March 20, 2008 15:14 IST
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Swapandeep Kaur, the daughter of Sarabjit Singh, whose hanging was stayed by the Pakistani authorities by a month, on Thursday said it appeared that the neighbouring country has soften its stand on her father.

"It is an indication from the Pakistan side that it has soften its stand on my father," she told reporters Chandigarh.

Expressing satisfaction over the Pakistan government's decision, Kaur said, "We (the family) have applied for our visas and if they allow us to visit Pakistan, we will produce evidence on his innocence."

Asked whether she would prefer government handing over some terrorists to Pakistan in return of their father's release, she said, "It is a policy matter of the government and the Centre has to decide on such issues."

Kaur, however, said her father was not a terrorist. "I am really happy that Pakistan's caretaker Human Rights Minister Ansar Burney again gave the assurance to take up the issue of our father," she said.

Kaur admitted that the statement made by Kashmir Singh, who was released recently from Pakistan, that he was an Indian spy has damaged the efforts of human rights organisations working on the release of their father.

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