New Delhi: Pakistani doctor Khaleel Chishty is likely to be released from jail on Wednesday after the Supreme Court granted him bail on Monday on humanitarian grounds.
Chishty was serving a life-term for murdering a man in 1992. Chishty was granted bail a day after his case was discussed between the authorities of the two countries during Pakistani president Asif Ali Zardari's visit to India.
Leading Pakistani rights activist Ansar Burney too welcomed the Indian Supreme Court's decision and said his NGO would now speed up efforts to try and bring Chishty back to Pakistan.
"On Wednesday, I will go to India to move a new application in the Supreme Court seeking permission for Chishty to come to Pakistan. My trust is ready to give all assurances regarding Chishty so that he can come to Pakistan and spend his remaining days with his family," Burney said.
Chishty's family had last met him when it had travelled to Rajasthan in December last year.
With additional information from PTI