Well the controversy surrounding the identity of the Sarabjit Singh, Surjit Singh or whoever you call him grows further and further. The new twist in the tale is that Pakistani presidential spokesperson has said that they are releasing the Surjit Singh. Presidential presenter Senator Farhatullah Babar, in a proclamation specified to an Indian media outlet has spell out that the captive, whose death judgment was transformed to life detention, was in fact “Surjit Singh” and not “Sarabjit Singh.”
“I think there is some confusion. First, it is not a case of pardon. More importantly, it is not Sarabjit. It is Surjeet Singh, son of Sucha Singh. His death sentence was commuted in 1989 by President (Ghulam) Ishaq (Khan) on the advice of (then premier) Benazir Bhutto,” presidential narrator Farhatullah Babar held. The information had travel across the boundary as well, and Indian External Affairs Minister SM Krishna had express gratitude and commended Zardari for the gesticulation. Press Council of India chairperson Markandey Katju had also show appreciation President Zardari for forgiving the Indian offender.
TV channels showed Sarabjit’s relations triumphing at the reports of his discharge but the declaration by the president’s spokesman dampened their happiness. It was supposed that President Zardari’s move to convert the verdict of Sarabjit had draw closer after the liberate of a Pakistani national, , who was under arrest in the Indian state of Rajasthan almost 20 years before for association in a murder.