Salman Khan launches online petition for Sarabjeet’s release


Salman Khan

MUMBAI: Bollywood superstar Salman Khan has launched an online petition seeking the release of Sarabjeet Singh, an Indian on death row in Pakistan.


"To people from all over the world. Thanx for your support. Sign the online petition in support of Sarabjeet’s release.," tweeted Salman Saturday.

On Friday, in an emotional tweet the actor had appealed to the people of Pakistan to support him in efforts to free Sarabjeet. Pakistan on Thursday released Indian prisoner Surjeet Singh. Earlier, reports had said that Pakistan was to free Sarabjeet Singh, but later Islamabad clarified that it was another Indian prisoner named Surjeet Singh.

"Request the awam (people) of Pakistan, members of the press, Govt of Pakistan, President (Asif Ali Zardari) Zardari, a humble request. It would be the most amazing gesture to send Sarabjeet back to his family after 30 years. Hope you support me like it’s your own cause," tweeted Salman Friday.