Lahore: Nasreen Begam, widow of Shauqat Jan who had been killed in a blast carried out by Indian secret agent Sarabgit Singh, said the release or pardoning of the agent would spark new wave of terrorism in Pakistan.
The widow had said this on June 11 last year. She had said the release of Sarabjit would trigger nonstop terrorism in Pakistan.
A petition had also been been moved in the Lahore High Court, seeking orders against any move by the government to release or pardon the Indian agent.
The LHC sought an explanation from the government as to why it wanted to release the Indian agent.
The government had told the court that it had no such plan. President Asif Ali Zardari on Tuesday ordered release of Indian prisoner Sarabjit Singh, converting his death sentence to life term.
Law Minister Farooq H. Naik has signed a summary for the release of the Indian prisoner .
The law minister forwarded the summary to the Interior Ministry with the instructions that the Indian prisoner be immediately released as he had completed his jail term.