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Pakistan release man on death row

Published:Tuesday | March 4, 2008 | 9:39 AM

The Pakistani government has released a man who had spent 35 years in prison on death row.

Kashmir Singh, who was sentenced to death for spying in 1973, is to be reunited with his family.

Mr. Singh was discovered by a social worker, Ansar Burney who tracks people lost in the Pakistani jail system.

Mr. Burney discovered Singh on a recent trip to a jail in Lahore, and persuaded President Musharraf to revoke his death sentence and order his release.