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Pakistan not granted consular access to Sanaullah: Salman Bashir

Pakistan not granted consular access to Sanaullah: Salman Bashir

NEW DELHI: Pakistani High Commissioner, Salman Bashir has demanded that India carry out an investigation over the attack on Pakistani prisoner Sanaullah by a fellow inmate in a prison in Indian Occupied Kashmir. He further demanded that the attacker, who was also a former soldier of the Indian Army, be brought to justice.

The Pakistani High Commissioner and other officials met with officials from the Indian External Affairs Ministry in New Delhi on Friday.

During the meeting, Bashir said Sanaullah’s condition is critical and Pakistan had not been given consular access to Sanaullah as yet, adding that access should be granted to them immediately.

Bashir also said that over fifty Pakistani prisoners held in India have completed their sentences and should be released immediately.

The attack on the Pakistani prisoner comes a day after convicted Indian spy Sarabjit Singh died after being bludgeoned with bricks by fellow inmates at a Pakistani prison.

Sanaullah, who is currently in critical care at a hospital in Jammu city was imprisoned in 1999 and in 2009 sentenced to life in prison for being a Pakistani militant operating in Indian Occupied Kashmir.

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