“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,” Pakistan Ministry of Foreign Affairs said in a statement.
Sarbajit’ sister Dalbir Kaur, wife Sukhpreet Kaur, and two daughters, Swapandeep and Poonam met with the detainee in MA Jinnah Hospital, Lahore. According to the local doctors, the patient is in critical conditions with slim chances of survival. His family wants to take Sarbajit to India for enhanced medical treatment.
In response to increasing pressure from Sarbajit’s family, the minister of State for External Affairs Preneet Kaur assured to offer help.
“I think at the moment the first priority is to stabilize him. I don’t suppose you could really move him in this stage. But we can certainly do everything we can. We have done it in the past and the matter has been taken up at every level,” Preneet Kaur told the journalists.