Amritsar, June 29 (ANI): The Punjab State Assembly on Friday passed a resolution, urging External Affairs Minister S.M. Krishna and the Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh, to take up the issue of the release of Indian prisoner Sarabjit Singh, from a Pakistan jail.
Sarabjit Singh, convicted for his alleged involvement in a series of bombings in Pakistan in 1990, is on a death row for the past 20 years and is lodged in Lahore's Kot Lakhpat Jail.
The resolution, moved in the assembly here by Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal, also welcomed the release of Surjeet Singh, a resident of Phiddey village in Muktsar district.
Surjeet Singh, 69, returned home on Thursday through the Indo-Pak border at Attari, after spending 31 years in Pakistan's captivity.
Surjeet served a life term following his arrest on charges of spying in the 1980s in Pakistan.
He was given the death sentence under the Pakistan Army Act in 1985, which was commuted to life imprisonment in 1989 by the then President Ghulam Ishaq Khan. (ANI)