PM Manmohan Singh condoles Sarabjit Singh's death, regrets Pakistan's inaction

The Indian PM expressed regret that the Pakistan government did not pay heed to the pleas of shifting Sarabjit to another country for a better medical treatment.

NEW DELHI: Expressing regret over Indian prisoner Sarabjit Singh's death in Pakistan, the Indian Prime Minister Dr Manmohan Singh appealed to Pakistan to punish the killers of the Indian prisoner.

Singh said in a tweet, " Criminals responsible for the barbaric and murderous attack on Sarabjit Singh must be brought to justice."

The Indian PM expressed regret that the Pakistan government did not pay heed to the pleas of shifting Sarabjit to another country for a better medical treatment.

"Particularly regrettable that the Govt of Pakistan did not heed the pleas.... to take a humanitarian view of this case," he tweeted. "May his soul be granted the peace that he could not enjoy in life. The nation shares his family's profound grief with them."

Singh also said that the Indian government will make the arrangements to bring Sarabjit's body back in India and conduct his last rites.

He said, "(The government) will make the arrangements to bring his remains home and for his last rites to be conducted in consultation with his family".

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