The Supreme Court Monday granted bail to Khalil Chishty,an 80-year-old Karachi resident serving a life term for murder in an Indian jail. The court welcomed the good tidings over Pakistan President Asif Ali Zardaris visit to India yesterday.
We hope what happened yesterday will continue in the future, the court said,assuring that it would take a sympathetic view in case Chishty desires to return to Pakistan.
Interior Minister Rehman Malik,who accompanied Zardari,had enquired about Chishty.
The court found no reason for Chishtys continued incarceration given his age and poor health.
The court directed the Ajmer fast track court to release the elderly virologist on bail. But the court rejected a request from him to move base to Delhi after an objection by Rajasthan. For now,Chishty has to continue stay in Ajmer.