Ajmer: Knitting the hopes of Sarabjit Singh’s homecoming who is on a death row in Pakistan, his family members seeking his release have arrived here ahead of Pakistani President Asif Ali Zadari's visit to dargah of revered Sufi saint Khwaja Moinuddin Chisti on Sunday.

Sarbjit's sister Dalbir Kaur and daughter Swandeep stood outside the dargah on Sunday with a placard reading, "Dilon ko phir se jodh dijiye, Sarbabjit ko chod dijiye' (Unite hearts again, release Sarabjit). 

"I appeal to President Zardari to release my father as he is innocent," Swapandeep told reporters. The dargah draws people of all faiths from around the country and the world which believes that a wish made within the shrine would be granted.

"I have prayed at the dargah and hope my brother will be released. The blessings of Khawajaji bring President Zardari to Ajmer, I am hopeful I will also come with my brother here," said Dalbir Kaur.

Sarabjit, who is languishing in Pakistan jails for over 19 years, has been convicted of staging four bomb blasts in Lahore and Multan in 1990 that claimed 14 lives. He is currently lodged in Kot Lakhpat jail in Lahore, facing the death sentence. His family claims he crossed into Pakistan inadvertently in a drunken stupor in August 1990 and was arrested.