The India Post team,Chandigarh June 21, 2008 :According to press release Mr. Bikram Singh Majithia, Patron Youth Akali Dal and Information & Public Relations Minister today thanked the Punjab Chief Minister S. Parkash Singh in getting the death sentence of two Punjabis in Pakistan Jails, Mr. Sarbjit Singh and Kirpal Singh, commuted to life imprisonment. He also thanked Mr. Ansar Burney former Human Rights Minister of Pakistan for his untiring efforts in this case.
Thanking on behalf of people Mr. Majithia said that citizens of this country would remember the missionary role played by S.Parkash Singh Badal, Chief Minister Punjab in getting two Punjabis Sarabjit and Kirpal back from gallows. He said that it was S. Badal who mooted the idea of unanimous resolution in Pumjab Vidhan Sabha requesting the external affair ministry to plead the case of Sarabjit Singh and all prisoners languishing in the Jails of Pakistan, effectively. He said that S. Badal met many members of Parliament and Ministers to exert moral pressure on the Pakistan Government to reconsider the case of all Punjabis including Sarabjit.
Effectively launching a campaign S. Badal also invited Mr.Ansar Burney former Human Rights Minister of Pakistan to Punjab so that he could meet the family of Sarabjit and know the realty at ground level. He said that unstinted and focused efforts of S. Badal and our President S. Sukhbir Singh Badal have at last shown results as Pakistan government today commuted death sentence all prisoners on death row including Sarabjit and Kirpal.
S. Majithia said that SAD-BJP government under the leadership of S. Parkash Singh Badal had taken a series of measures to normalize people to people contact with Pakistan and enhance trade activity with the neighbouring country. He said that S. Badal has taken all measure to make Amritsar trading hub of South East Asia. He said that S. Badal has started the road route for trade with Pakistan and resultantly import of cement by Attari Border helped the country in stabilizing cement prices in the country.
Mr. Majithia said that SAD-BJP government under the dynamic leadership of S. Parkash Singh Badal, Chief Minister Punjab and visionary guidance of president SAD Mr. Sukhbir Singh Badal would continue to work for hounorable release of all innocent prisoners languishing in the jails of neighbouring country.