Pakistan releases Surjeet Singh

  • imagePakistan 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.

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