Indian prisoner Surjeet released after 27 years

LAHORE: Indian prisoner Surjeet Singh has been released after 27 years from Kot Lakhpat Central Jail, CNBC quotes jail official as saying on Thursday.
The Indian prisoner is being sent to Wahga border crossing amid heavy guard, where he would be handed down to Indian border security force.

Surjeet Singh family has arrived on the border to receive him.

Surjeet Singh was awarded death sentence under Pakistan Army Act in 1985, after he was arrested in 1982. The death sentence was commuted to life imprisonment in 1989 by then President Ghulam Ishaq Khan.

It should be mentioned here that Singh is expected to be repatriated along with 315 Indian fishermen who were yesterday freed from Central Malir Jail in Karachi. The fishermen were released as a goodwill gesture yesterday and sent to Lahore to be deported to their native homeland, officials said.

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