Lahore: Sarabjit Singh on a death row in Pakistan has been allowed to meet his lawyer in Kot Lakhpat jail.

Sarabjit’s lawyer, Awais Sheikh had filed a petition in the Lahore High Court, seeking permission to meet him. He said he needed to meet his client in jail but the prison's authorities were not allowing him.

Sheikh requested the court to issue directions to the jail administration to allow him to meet Sarabjit, who is in jail following his conviction for alleged involvement in terror attacks.

After hearing arguments on Friday, the court accepted Sheikh's petition and allowed him to meet Sarabjit.

Sheikh has also written to President Asif Ali Zardari and requested him to take a compassionate view of Sarabjit's case as it was a "typical example of mistaken identity".

Pakistani authorities have indefinitely put off Sarabjit's hanging following the intervention of Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani in 2008.

(Agency)