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Chances of Sanaullah’s survival bleak: Bashir

Pakistan High Commissioner Salman Bashir Monday said chances of survival of Sanaullah Ranjay,injured in a scuffle with another inmate in a Jammu jail last week,seemed bleak.

Written by TANBIR DHALIWAL | Chandigarh | Updated: April 14, 2014 5:52:28 pm

Pakistan High Commissioner Salman Bashir Monday said chances of survival of Sanaullah Ranjay,injured in a scuffle with another inmate in a Jammu jail last week,seemed bleak.

“The condition of Sanaullah is critical and the chances of survival seems bleak,” Bashir said after visiting the Pakistani prisoner at the Advanced Trauma Centre (ATC) of PGIMER in Chandigarh.

Advising both countries to maintain restraint and not create hype,Bashir said the doctors at the hospital were trying their best to save him. “However,the prognosis is weak,” he said.

Demanding an impartial probe into the attack on Sanaullah,Bashir said,“We want him to be repatriated to Pakistan.”

He said the government was working on facilitating Sanaullah’s family to visit him at the PGIMER. The High Commissioner,along with other officials,visited the patient at around 2:30 pm and was briefed in detail about the patient’s status by Prof SN Mathuriya,head of department,neurosurgery and Prof YK Batra,in-charge of ICU. Prof YK Chawla,director of PGI and Prof AK Gupta,medical superintendent were also present.

As per the medical reports,“Sanaullah appears bit more critical than Sunday and there is no improvement in his neurological status. There is metabolic deterioration in form of fluctuating blood sugar and spiking temperature. However,serium sodium under control.”

The report further states that the oxygen requirement has increased to maintain the arterial blood gases and patient continues to be on ventilator.

“His metabolic parameters are now settling and blood pressure continues to be maintained with three inotropic drugs,” the report said.

Meanwhile,heavy deployment of police personnel continued to remain place place around and inside the PGIMER where 52-year-old Sanaullah,a resident of Sialkot in Pakistan,was admitted Friday after sustaining head injuries during a scuffle in high-security Kot Balwal jail in Jammu.

The assault on Sanaullah,serving a life term after being convicted under TADA provisions following his arrest in 1999,came a day after the death of Sarabjit Singh,who was brutally attacked by six inmates in Lahore’s Kot Lakhpat jail.

Sanaullah’s kin get visas

Islamabad: The Indian High Commission in Islamabad granted visas for visiting India to two relatives of Pakistani prisoner Sanaullah Ranjay,critically injured in a scuffle with another inmate in a Jammu jail. The visa applications of Sanaullah’s brother-in-law and cousin were received at the Indian High Commission at 7.30 PM (local time),official sources said.

Hurriyat chairman writes to PM

Srinagar: Chairman of hardline Hurriyat Conference Monday wrote to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh,seeking his intervention to ensure safety of Pakistani and Kashmiri prisoners lodged in different jails across the country. “I…call your attention to security and safety measures adopted for the prisoners. As custodian of law and justice,we deem it as your moral and ethical duty to take all possible safety measures for these prisoners,” Geelani said. in the letter. He said Sarabjit and Sanaullah incidents had an adverse effect and a wave of anxiety has grabbed the people of both countries.

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