Sarabjit will be treated in Pak: Panel

Source : IBNS
Last Updated: Mon, Apr 29, 2013 10:57 hrs

A four-member panel of Pakistani medical experts on Monday said Indian death row prisoner Sarabjit Singh, who continues to remain critical after a murderous attack on him inside Lahore's Kot Lakhpat jail last week, will be treated in Pakistan.

The panel was formed to decide whether Sarabjit should be sent abroad or a foreign neurosurgeon should be called here for his treatment.

The panel has already informed its decision to the caretaker Punjab government, reports said.

"Lahore Jinnah Hospital Principal Mahmood Shaukat heading the panel of experts conducted a thorough examination of Sarabjit Singh and his two CT scan reports," Pakistan based Geo news reported quoting sources.

The panel comprised of Shaukat, Zafar Iqbal, Anjum Habib and Naem Kasuri.

Meanwhile, after meeting Sarabjit at a state-run hospital in Lahore where he is lodged and is in coma, his family has pleaded to the Indian government to move him to India.

"I request my Indian government to please, without further delay, take Sarabjit away from here. And take him where he can be treated well," Sarabjit´s sister Daljit Kaur told NDTV.

According to Pakistan media, Sarabjit, who was imprisoned at the Kot Lakhpat jail in Lahore, was attacked on Friday by fellow inmates who were also on death row.

Sarabjit has been languishing in Pakistani jail for over 20 years after a Pakistani anti-terrorist court awarded him the death sentence in 1991.

He had been convicted of involvement in a string of bombings in Punjab in 1990 that killed 14 people.

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