Lahore: AAwais Sheikh, the lawyer of Indian prisoner Sarabjit Singh who died after a murderous assault on him inside Lahore's Kot Lakhpat Jail, was allegedly abducted along with his son on Thursday morning in Pakistan and freed after a few hours in captivity.
A few hours after the abduction, Sheikd told some media persons that he and his son had been freed.
Sheikh had claimed a threat to his life because he was fighting the case of an Indian prisoner, who had been convicted of terror charges and spying.
The father-son duo was reportedly abducted by a group of unknown gunmen from an area near the border with India. According to Pakistani news website dawn.com the Deputy Inspector General (DIG) of Lahore Jawad Ahmad Dogar confirmed that Sheikh had been kidnapped, adding that an investigative team had been constituted for his recovery....more
01:08 PM, May 16, 2013
Islamabad: Sarabjit Singh, an Indian national on death row, is all set to be released by the Pakistani government, his lawyer Awais Sheikh says. Sheikh has said that as per his information, the Pakistani government has decided to release Sarabjit Singh, Online news agency reported Friday. Sheikh further said he hopes that Sarabjit Singh would be released before Prime Minister Manmohan Singh's visit to Pakistan. "The Government of Pakistan has,...
01:50 AM, Sep 08, 2012
Islamabad: A Constitutional petition has been filed in Pakistan's Supreme Court (SC) for reopening and re-adjudicating the case of Sarabjit Singh, an Indian national currently on death row in a prison in Lahore following his conviction for alleged involvement in bomb attacks in 1990. The petition filed in the Lahore Registry of the Supreme Court on Saturday by Sarabjit's counsel Awais Sheikh also sought a review of his appeal against...
02:23 PM, Mar 06, 2011
Lahore: The counsel for Indian national Sarabjit Singh, who is currently on death row in a Pakistani prison following his conviction for alleged involvement in terror attacks, has been allowed by a court here to meet him in Kot Lakhpat jail. Awais Sheikh had filed a petition in the Lahore High Court, seeking permission to meet Sarabajit. Sheikh said he was Sarabjit's counsel and had visited his family in India....
02:19 PM, Feb 26, 2011