Bollywood superstar Salman Khan has voiced his support for Sarabjit Singh, who is currently imprisoned in Pakistan's Kot Lakhpat Jail since 1990. The actor has urged the people of Pakistan to help him in his efforts to release the Indian national.
On Friday, Salman took to Twitter and asked his fans to support him in his cause.
"Requesting the people of Pakistan to support me to help free surabjeet who has been in prison since 30 yrs. Please. Allah ka vasta," he tweeted.
"Request the to the awam of pakistan, member"s of the press, govt of pakistan, president zardari, a humble request."
"It would be the most amazing gesture, to send surabjeet back to his family after 30 years. Hope u support me like its your own cause," he continued.
The actor was disturbed particularly after he saw how Sarabjit's sister and family were fighting for his release.
"Wanted to tweet this for the longest time, saw a pic of surabjeets sister, it killed me. Felt real sad for her. Help me help her," he tweeted.
"It's a personal request to all of u in Pakistan to send sarabjeet bak to his family in Punjab, hope u find it in your hearts to help."
The actor's series of tweets and requests comes following a mix-up of Sarabjit's release on Pakistan's part.
On June 26, reports emerged that Pakistan President had ordered for Sarabjit's release. Pakistani officials later clarified the reports and said that they were actually ordered to free Surjeet and not Sarabjit.
Sarabjit was convicted in 1990 for his alleged involvement in the serial bomb blasts that took place in Lahore and Multan. In 1991, he was given the death sentence, but his hanging was repeatedly postponed.
Sarabjit was married to Sukh Prit Kaur and has two daughters Swapan Deep and Poonam Kaur. He hails from the Bhikhiwind, a town in Tarn Taran district of Punjab, India. Bhikhiwind is situated at the India-Pakistan border at Tarn Taran district.