Pakistan envoy to visit ‘critical’ prisoner in Chandigarh

Chandigarh, May 5 (IANS) The high commissioner of Pakistan will visit Chandigarh Monday to see a Pakistani prisoner admitted in a critical condition at the PGIMER here, a diplomat said, even as his condition continued to be critical.

“The high commissioner (Salman Bashir) will be visiting Chandigarh tomorrow (Monday) to see Sanaullah (Ranjay), who is under medical treatment at PGIMER,” Pakistani diplomat Manzoor Ali Memon, one of the three diplomats granted consular access to the prisoner, said Sunday.

Ranjay continued to be “critically sick” and in “deep coma”, a medical bulletin of the PGIMER (Post-Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research) said.

“He continues to be critically sick in deep coma almost in the same status as yesterday (Saturday) with no neurological improvement. Patient’s metabolic parameters are now settling. The arterial blood gases are satisfactorily maintained on moderate oxygen flow. He continues to be on a ventilator. His blood pressure continues to be maintained with three inotropic drugs,” said S.N. Mathuriya, professor and head of the department of neuro-surgery.

Pakistani diplomats Sunday visited the comatose Pakistani prisoner, who is being treated here after being attacked by a prisoner in a Jammu jail Friday.

Ranjay, lodged in Jammu’s Kot Bhalwal Jail, was critically injured after being attacked by an Indian prisoner Friday, prompting Islamabad to demand his immediate release and repatriation.

The Pakistani was flown from Jammu to PGIMER for treatment.

The incident took place a day after Sarabjit Singh, an Indian prisoner in Pakistan, succumbed to grievous injuries sustained in a murderous assault on him in Lahore’s Kot Lakhpat Jail.

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