Ansar Burney

  • Sarabjit's killing leaves jailed sepoy's family in despair May 8, 2013

    Faridkot: Indian prisoner Sarabjit Singh's killing in a Lahore jail has left the family of another prisoner of war in Pakistan, a worried lot. Surjit Singh, a BSF sepoy who is a prisoner of war for the past 42 years in Pakistan, remains untraceable and his wife Angrez Kaur and...
  • Shocked to hear nonsense accusations by Sarabjit's sister: Burney May 2, 2013

    New Delhi: Human rights activist Ansar Burney on Thursday refuted the claims made by Indian prisoner Sarabjit Singh's sister Dalbir Kaur. Dalbir Kaur had claimed that Burney demanded Rs 25 crore from her to ensure Sarabjit's release from Pakistan. Rubbishing Dalbir Kaur's claims, Burney tweeted, "I was shocked to hear...
  • Ansar Burney demanded Rs 25 cr to save my brother: Sarabjit's sister May 2, 2013

    New Delhi: Indian prisoner Sarabjit Singh's sister Dalbir Kaur appealed on Thursday to all countrymen to unite and attack Pakistan, where her brother breathed his last in the wee hours of the day after remaining comatose for nearly a week following a brutal assault by his fellow inmates in a...
  • Attack on Sarabjit may hit Pakistan-India ties: Daily April 29, 2013

    Islamabad: The attack on Sarabjit Singh could have serious implications for Pakistan-India ties, said a Pakistani daily, adding that the fate of the Indian death row prisoner was caught in the problematic relationship between the two countries. Sarabjit was admitted to a Lahore hospital after a murderous attack on him...
  • 'Exerting pressure on Pak to give best medicare to Sarabjit' April 28, 2013

    Bangalore: All efforts are being made to exert pressure on Pakistan to ensure best medical treatment for Sarabjit Singh, Union Minister Manish Tewari said on Sunday. "All of us are extremely concerned about the condition of Sarabjit," Tewari told reporters, rejecting criticism of opposition parties that the attack on Singh...
  • Attackers wanted to kill Sarabjit, say main accused April 28, 2013

    Lahore: The main accused in the brutal attack on Indian national Sarabjit Singh in a Pakistani jail have told investigators that the attackers planned to kill him to take revenge for bombings he was accused of carrying out in Lahore. According to a preliminary report prepared by Deputy Inspector General...
  • India offers help in Sarabjit's treatment, wife demands his return April 28, 2013

    New Delhi/Lahore: With Indian death row prisoner Sarabjit Singh continuing to be in a coma and battling for life in state-run Jinnah Hospital in Lahore, India has offered medical assistance to Pakistan in treating him and has said Delhi will use the incident as an additional ground to push hard...
  • Authorities fail to provide Sarabjit security: Lawyer April 27, 2013

    Lahore: Indian death row prisoner Sarabjit Singh had spoken of a threat to his life from a fellow prisoner after the execution in India of Afzal Guru but Pakistani authorities failed to provide him adequate security, his lawyer said on Friday. "Sarabjit told me and a CID (Crime Investigation Department)...
  • Had some clue that Sarabjit will be attacked: Ansar Burney April 26, 2013

    Human rights activist Ansar Burney condemned the attack and said, "We had some clue Sarabjit Singh would be attacked. Sarabjit must be sent back to India." ...
  • Sarabjit a victim of cross-border politics: Lawyer January 19, 2013

    Chandigarh: Seeking immediate release of Sarabjit Singh, an Indian national on death row in Pakistan, his lawyer Awais Sheikh has said that Singh is a victim of politics on both sides of the border. "Sarabjit has been unjustifiably jailed for over 22 years for a crime that he did not...
  • Ansar Burney dismisses brother Sarim from NGO July 28, 2012

    Islamabad: Leading Pakistani rights activist Ansar Burney on Friday said he has dismissed his brother from his NGO for participating in a live TV show that featured a Hindu boy converting to Islam. "This conversion was a drama created by (TV show host) Maya Khan and my brother Sarim Burney. I...
  • Religious groups against Sarabjit's release: Burney June 29, 2012

    New Delhi: As celebrations continued over Surjeet Singh's return from Pakistan to India, efforts picked up to bring back another Indian prisoner from Pakistan, Sarabjit Singh. However, Pakistani human rights activist Ansar Burney admitted that the government there is under pressure from religious extremists who are against Sarabjit's release. Sarabjit's...
  • Pak activist demands visa, wants to go to Kashmir April 24, 2012

    Amritsar: Pakistan s human and civil rights activist Ansar Burney on Monday asked the Central government to grant him visa to visit Kashmir for interacting with people in an effort to establish peace in the Valley. He wanted to meet people to convince them that...
  • Ansar Burney meets Sarabjit Singh's family April 14, 2012

    Jaipur: Ansar Burney, who has been actively campaigning to save the life of death row convict Sarabjit Singh, has met the Indian prisoner's sister and daughter. Sarabjit has been in a Pakistan jail for over 20 years. Burney has also recently filed a fresh plea to commute Sarabjit's death sentence to...
  • Pak rights activist files fresh mercy plea for Sarabjit April 13, 2012

    Attari: Pakistan leading human rights activist Ansar Burney on Thursday said he had recently filed a fresh mercy petition to President Asif Ali Zardari to save Indian death row convict Sarabjit Singh. On arriving Attari, Burney told the media that in the petition the President of...
  • Chishty's bail a great win for human rights: Ansar Burney April 9, 2012

    The Supreme Court on Monday granted bail to 80-year-old Pakistani microbiologist Dr Mohd Khaleel Chishty undergoing life term in a murder case in Ajmer. ...
  • Sarabjit's sister hopeful of relief from Zardari April 7, 2012

    Jaipur: Sister of Sarabjit Singh, an Indian on death row in Pakistan following his conviction for alleged involvement in bomb attacks, on Friday said she will appeal to Pakistani President Asif Ali Zardari during his Rajasthan visit to release his brother on humanitarian ground. Dalbir Kaur said she will try to...
  • Burney asks Pak govt to free 3 Indian prisoners April 2, 2012

    Islamabad: Leading rights activist Ansar Burney has asked the Pakistan government to immediately free three Indian prisoners who had either completed their jail terms or whose release has been ordered by court. Indian national Surjeet Singh alias Makhan Singh had completed his prison term on October 30, 2010 but he continues...
  • Will seek help for MV Iceberg sailors: Ansar Burney September 27, 2011

    Pakistani human rights activist Ansar Burney met the families of the six sailors held captive for over 18 months on MV Iceberg by Somali pirates on Monday to offer his support. ...
  • MV Suez sailors back after 10-month ordeal June 24, 2011

    New Delhi: As the families of six Indian sailors who were onborad the MV Suez reached Delhi's international airport, there was a sense of relief. For the last 10 months they were meeting up as families who shared a common fear - will we ever get to see our men...
  • We expected more efforts from govt: Indian sailor June 24, 2011

    Freed MV Suez sailor also talks about the ordeal faced by them under the captivity of Somali pirates. ...
  • Pak govt efforts are praiseworthy: Indian sailor June 24, 2011

    Freed MV suez sailor, NK Sharma tells about the hard times faced under Somali pirates captivity. ...
  • Happy for sailors, disappointed with govt: Sampa June 24, 2011

    I will take my fight forward to free MV Iceberg sailors also, said wife of MV Suez freed sailor, Sampa Arya. ...
  • Want to thank Burney: MV Suez sailor's wife June 24, 2011

    I can't express how grateful I am to Ansar Burney, said Madhu Sharma wife of MV Suez sailor NK Sharma. ...
  • Indian sailors of MV Suez reach Delhi June 24, 2011

    New Delhi: After 10 months of captivity by Somali pirates, six Indian sailors of MV Suez reached the Delhi Airport on Friday. They were welcomed by their families and friends who praised and thanked Pakistani Human Rights activist Ansar Burney, who arranged for the ransom money to get the sailors...
  • Families anxious as MV Suez sailors set to return June 24, 2011

    MV Suez sailors' family members in Delhi can't wait to see them land. ...
  • Indian sailors of MV Suez to reach home today June 24, 2011

    New Delhi: After 10 months of captivity by Somali pirates, six Indian sailors of MV Suez will reach New Delhi on Friday. The pirates released the crew of the Egyptian-owned ship, comprising six Indians, four Pakistanis, 11 Egyptians and one Sri Lankan after ransom of $2 million was paid to...
  • MV Suez sailors reach Karachi, families jubilant June 23, 2011

    New Delhi: Unprecedented emotional scenes played out in Karachi on Thursday after the crew of MV Suez comprising Indians and Pakistanis finally hit land 10 months after being captured by Somalian pirates. The six Indian sailors will start their journey back home on Thursday night. The hero of the moment...
  • Indian crew of MV Suez to reach home in 3 days June 20, 2011

    New Delhi: Even after being released last week by Somali pirates for $2 million ransom, the nightmarish journey continues for the sailors of Egyptian merchant vessel MV Suez. While moving out from the troubled water, they were nearly hijacked by another group of pirates. The 18 crew members of Egyptian merchant...
  • MV Suez crew abandon ship, to be brought to Pak June 19, 2011

    New Delhi: Freed from Somali pirates, sailors of MV Suez continue to be on a nightmarish journey back home. They had to abandon ship after their fuel ran out and a tug boat failed to reach them due to bad weather. Earlier they were nearly hijacked by another group of...