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The Sarabjit-Surjeet goof up: One family shocked, another elated
A day after the Surjeet Singh -Sarabjit Singh being released from Pakistani jail mix up, Foreign Minister SM Krishna made a fresh appeal to the Pakistan government to release Sarabjit Singh. "I further renew our request to the President of Pakistan to release Sarabjit Singh who has been in custody for over 2 decades and is serving death sentence," Mr Krishna told the media in a statement. Mr Krishna issued this statement in the morning, after yesterday's reports that Pakistan was to free Indian prisoner Sarabjit Singh. Several hours later the Pakistan presidential spokesperson clarified that authorities had taken steps for the release of another Indian prisoner named Surjeet Singh, and not Sarabjit.