Attari: Pakistan human rights activist Ansar Burney on Thursday suggested both the countries (India and Pakistan) should resolve all crucial bilateral issues mutually in a cordial atmosphere.

He said that Hafiz Saeed was roaming freely all over Pakistan and holding public meetings and in such circumstances Pakistan should reveal the truth to India in the larger interest of good relations between the two neighboring nations. “Pakistan should clarify its stand on Hafiz Saeed. Maintaining double standard on the sensitive issue of terrorism is risky for both the nations,” Ansar Burney told mediapersons on his arrival here.

He added, “Indian and Pakistan shouldn’t fight with each other. Instead of fighting, both the nation should work together to address their grievances.”

Meanwhile, he also said that he had recently filed a fresh mercy petition to President Asif Ali Zardari to save Indian death row convict Sarabjit Singh. Burney opined that in the petition he has sought commutation of the death sentence of Sarabjit to life imprisonment so that he could safely be repatriated to India to join his family members.

Sarabjit, who hails from Punjab, has been lodged in the Lahore prison since 1990 for his alleged involvement in four bomb blasts in Lahore and Multan that killed 14 people. Though Sarabjit was slated to be hanged in 2008, Pakistani authorities put off his execution indefinitely after Prime Minister Yousaf Raza Gilani intervened in the matter.

Burney is also slated to meet Sarabjit’s sister and relatives.

Burney would be visiting ailing Pakistani virologist Mohammed Khalil Chisty in Ajmer on Friday. Chisti, who is serving life term after his conviction in January last year, was granted bail on Wednesday on humanitarian grounds.

He will also pay obeisance at the Dargarh of Sufi saint Khawaj Moinuddin Chisti. Later, he will fly to Mumbai to meet filmmaker Mahesh Bhatt.