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Sanaullah, Pakistani prisoner in India, Succumbs to Brutal Injuries

(2013-05-09)

We have learnt with a deep sense of grief that Pakistani Prisoner Sanaullah has expired today in a hospital in Chandigarh, India. He succumbed to the brutal injuries inflicted upon him during an attack in a jail in the Indian Occupied Kashmir.

The Government of Pakistan offers its deep condolences to the family of Sanaullah.

The Government of Pakistan is making necessary arrangements to repatriate his mortal remains to Pakistan. We hope that the Government of India will extend expeditious facilitation to that end.

The brutal manner in which Sanaullah was attacked in the jail is most unfortunate and a matter of deep concern for the Government of Pakistan. We have conveyed our concern to the Government of India in this regard and demanded that an investigation into the incident be held and perpetrators of this heinous crime be brought to justice.

The Prime Minister of Pakistan has also called upon the Government of India to ensure the safety and security of all Pakistani prisoners in Indian jails.

We also reiterate our call to the Government of India to hold focused discussions on the conditions of Pakistani prisoners in Indian jails and repatriate those who have already completed their sentences as per the Consular Access Agreement between Pakistan and India.


Islamabad

09 May 2013