Islamabad: Pakistan on Thursday demanded an investigation into the death of its national Sanaullah Ranjay, who died of multi-organ failure at an Indian hospital almost a week after he was brutally attacked inside a Jammu jail.

Pakistani prisoner Sanaullah Ranjay dies

"The brutal manner in which Sanaullah was attacked in the jail is most unfortunate and a matter of deep concern for the Government of Pakistan. We have conveyed our concern to the Government of India in this regard and demanded that an investigation into the incident," Foreign Office spokesman Aizaz Ahmad Chaudhry said.

The Pakistani prisoner was serving life imprisonment at Jammu's Kot Bhalwal Jail. He was attacked on last Friday by an Indian prisoner and then he was flown from Jammu to Chandigarh for treatment. The incident took place a day after Sarabjit Singh, an Indian prisoner in Pakistan, succumbed to grievous injuries sustained in a murderous assault on him in Lahore's Kot Lakhpat Jail.

Chaudhry said that Pakistan was making arrangements to repatriate Sanaullah’s body. "We hope that the Government of India will extend expeditious facilitation to that end," he said.

He noted that caretaker Prime Minister Mir Hazar Khan Khoso had called on the Indian government to "ensure the safety and security of all Pakistani prisoners in Indian jails".

"We also reiterate our call to the Government of India to hold focused discussions on the conditions of Pakistani prisoners in Indian jails and repatriate those who have already completed their sentences as per the Consular Access Agreement between Pakistan and India," he said.


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