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India and Pakistan sign liberalized visa agreement
Several changes made in the visa regime allowing greater contacts between people and boost trade

Sarabjit Singh should be freed on evidence and simple basis of humanity: Editorial
An editorial in a Pakistan daily has stated that Indian prisoner Sarabjit Singh, lodged at Lahore's Kot Lakhpat Jail, should be freed based on evidence and on the simple basis of humanity.

Death-row Indian prisoner Sarabjit Singh files fifth mercy petition to Pak president
Indian national Sarabjit Singh, who is on death row in a Pakistani jail, has filed a fresh clemency appeal to President Asif Ali Zardari.

Kin, locals take out candlelight vigil for release of Pak-held Indian prisoner Sarabjit
Residents of Amritsar and relatives of Indian prisoner Sarabjit took out a candlelight vigilhere on Saturday night to urge the Pakistan Government to release him soon.

Sarabjit's family thanks Punjab Govt., Salman Khan for support
Indian prisoner Sarabjit Singh's sister, Dalbir Kaur, on Friday thanked the Punjab Government and Bollywood actor Salman Khan for standing by them during this time of crisis by urging the Pakistani Government to let the former return to his motherland.

Punjab Assembly passes resolution demanding Sarabjit's release
The Punjab State Assembly on Friday passed a resolution, urging External Affairs Minister S.M. Krishna and the Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh, to take up the issue of the release of Indian prisoner Sarabjit Singh, from a Pakistan jail.

Sarabjit Singh's family meets Krishna
Sarabjit Singh's family, which is extremely upset and shocked at Pakistan Government's about turn with regard to his release, met External Affairs Minister S.M. Krishna at the South Block here.

India will take up Sarabjit's case during Secretary-level talks, assures Krishna
External Affairs Minister S.M. Krishna on Thursday assured the family members of Sarabjit Singh, who are extremely upset and perturbed by Pakistan's U-turn, that New Delhi will take up this case before Islamabad very vigorously during the Secretary-level talks scheduled next month.

Sarabjit is in good health, says Surjeet
Indian prisoner Surjeet Singh, who was officially released by Pakistan earlier today after languishing in jail for more than 30 years, on his arrival at the Wagah Border here, said Sarabjit Singh is fine mentally and physically.

Sarabjit Singh's sister to meet Krishna
Sarabjit Singh's sister, Dalbir Kaur, who has led a fresh campaign for her brother's release after Pakistan's about turn, is expected to meet External Affairs Minister S.M. Krishna at around 11: 30 a.m. today.

India asks Pakistan to release Sarabjit on humanitarian grounds
Minister of State for External Affairs Preneet Kaur on Wednesday requested the Pakistan Government to release death row prisoner Sarabjit Singh on humanitarian grounds.

BJP pulls up Centre, says 'u-turn on Sarabjit unacceptable'
The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Wednesday took potshots at the External Affairs Ministry for coming up with a reaction on the Sarabjit Singh case 18 hours after Pakistan's twist, and said New Delhi should ask Islamabad to review the former's case in all fairness.

Pakistan's midnight flip not linked to Jundal's arrest: Chidambaram
Union Home Minister P. Chidambaram on Wednesday said Pakistan's decision to release Surjeet Singh and not Sarabjit Singh has no connection with the arrest of 26/11 handler Abu Jundal.

Sarabjit Singh's family shocked at confusion created by Pakistan
Sarabjit Singh's family has expressed shock at the confusion created by the Pakistan Government after reports emerged that the authorities had decided to release him, but later clarified that they had taken steps to release another Indian prisoner named Surjeet Singh.

Surjeet Singh's family in Punjab delighted to hear of his release
Celebrations began at Indian prisoner Surjeet Singh's hometown here after Pakistani authorities announced that they were taking steps for his release from prison after a long gap of 30 years.

Krishna asks Pakistan to take sympathetic, humanitarian view in Sarabjit Singh case
With Islamabad clarifying that that authorities had taken steps for the release of another Indian prisoner named Surjeet Singh, External Affairs Minister S.M. Krishna on Wednesday said that he welcomes the decision, but added that New Delhi has consistently urged the Government of Pakistan on several occasions to take a sympathetic and humanitarian view in the case of Sarabjit Singh.

Khurshid welcomes Pak's decision to commute Sarabjit 's death sentence
Union Law and Justice Minister Salman Khurshid on Tuesday welcomed Pakistan's decision to commute the sentence of Indian death row prisoner Sarabjit Singh's sentence to life imprisonment, saying if Islamabad does so it would be great.

Chishty eager to meet Sarabjit in Pak jail and appeal for his release
Octogenarian Pakistani prisoner Mohammad Khaleel Chishty, who was permitted by the Indian Supreme Court to visit Pakistan for a temporary stay, has expressed his desire to meet Sarabjit Singh, the Indian prisoner on death row in the country.

Pakistan Commerce Minister non-committal on Sarabjit's release
Pakistan on Saturday remained non-committal on the issue of release of Indian prisoner Sarabjit Singh, languishing in Pakistan prison for more than two decades.

Congress, BJP ask PM to raise Saeed Hafiz issue with Zardari
The Congress Party and the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Saturday demanded that Prime Minister Manmohan Singh ask for strict action against Lashkar-e-Toiba founder and 26/11 Mumbai terror attacks plotter Hafiz Saeed when he meets Pakistani President Asif Ali Zardari on Sunday.

Sarabjit's sister appeals Centre to take steps for his release
The sister of Sarabjit Singh, the Indian national on death row in Pakistan for past 21 years, on Wednesday requested the Centre to hold talks with the Pakistani Government for the safe release of her brother.

Family of murdered Jalandhar hotelier demands justice
Family members of murdered Jalandhar hotelier Gur Kerat Singh on Friday demanding justice said the arrests must be made immediately in connection with the case.

Jalandhar hotelier's son shot dead by nephew of Akali Dal MLA
Gur Kerat Singh, the son of hotelier Rajbir Singh, was allegedly shot dead by the nephew of a Shiromani Akali Dal MLA here this morning.

Pak to welcome Indo-Afghan strategic pact if it promotes peace: Rehman Malik
Pakistan's Interior Minister Rehman Malik has said that Islamabad has no objection to a pact between India and Afghanistan, if it promotes peace.

Pak Govt tells LHC no mercy petition on behalf of Sarabjit pending before Zardari
The Lahore High Court has disposed of a petition challenging a possible grant of presidential pardon to Indian prisoner Sarabjit Singh, who is on death row.

Lahore HC seeks govt. reply on Indian prisoner Sarabjit Singh's execution
Lahore High Court Chief Justice Ijaz Ahmad Chaudhry has asked Pakistan Government to give its reply to a petition seeking the early execution of Indian prisoner Sarabjit Singh.

Pak Govt gets July 13 deadline to reply to plea seeking Sarabjit Singh's execution
The Lahore High Court has directed the Pakistan Government to submit a reply by July 13 to a petition seeking the execution of the 20-year old death sentence to alleged Indian terrorist Sarabjit Singh.

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