Pakistan releases Surjeet Singh
- Pakistan freed Indian prisoner Surjeet Singh who has served a life term following his arrest on charges of spying in the 1980s.
- Singh was freed from Kot Lakhpat Jail.
- Indian team present at Wagah will receive over 300 fishermen being repatriated.
- Surjit Singh was arrested by Pakistani police on allegations of spying during the rule of military ruler Zia-ul-Haq. Initially, Singh was awarded the death sentence under the Pakistan Army Act in 1985. Later, in 1989, the death sentence was commuted to life imprisonment by then President Ghulam Ishaq Khan.
Month: Current Affairs - July, 2012
Topics: Central Jail Lahore • Ghulam Ishaq Khan • Government • Government of Pakistan • Muhajir people • Muhammad Zia-ul-Haq • Pakistan • Presidents of Pakistan • Punjabi people • Sarabjit Singh • Surjit • Zia-ul-Haq