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Apr 28, 2013 at 10:45pm IST

Pakistan allows consular access to Sarabjit, says family can visit him

Islamabad: Pakistan on Sunday evening granted permission for consular access to Indian prisoner Sarabjit Singh who was attacked by his jail inmates on Friday afternoon. In a statement, the Pakistan Ministry of Foreign Affairs said, "Pakistan government has provided second consular access to Indian diplomats stationed in Lahore. The family members will be able to visit Sarabjit Singh whenever they want."

Sarabjit is said to be in a critical state and doctors at Jinnah Hospital have said that chances of his survival are slim.

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On Sunday, his family members met him at the hospital and Sarabjit's sister Dalbir Kaur said he was in an extremely tragic condition. "His stomach was bloated. His face was swollen up. He was beaten up so badly," she told CNN-IBN after her visit.

"His daughters couldn't stop crying upon seeing him. I just couldn't move. It was as if I had become a statue of stone," she said, her voice quivering. Dalbir was accompanied by Sarabjit's lawyer, who said that the attack on the Indian was nothing but a conspiracy. "We knew there was a threat to his life. He had indicated it," he said.

Dalbir requested the Indian government to bring Sarabjit back to India.

Pak allows consular access to Sarabjit, says family can visit him 'whenever they want'