Chandigarh: Punjab Food and Civil Supply Minister Adesh Partap Singh Kairon on Thursday designated the release of Surjeet Singh a "good gesture" by Pakistan and demanded the early release of death row convict Sarabjit Singh.

In a press communiqué, he said Pakistan should consider the cases of Sarbjit and prisoners of war and they should be released on humanitarian grounds.

He said all Indian prisoners, who had completed their sentence and are in jail, must be set free.

Kairon appealed to the Ministry of External Affairs to take up the matter of Sarabjit with Pakistan and to ensure early release of all Indian prisoners lodged in various jails of that country.


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