Islamabad: Ignoring all pleas for clemency on humanitarian grounds, Pakistan Tuesday announced that Sarabjit Singh, sentenced to death for involvement in four bomb blasts in the country in 1990, would be hanged on April 1.
''''He would be hanged on the exact date (April 1) and there would be no delay in his hanging,'''' Interior Ministry Spokesman Brig Javed Iqbal Cheema said told a weekly media briefing.
Sarabjit, in Pakistan custody for last 17 years, had been convicted of involvement in bomb blasts in Lahore and Multan that killed about 14 people.
In March 2006, the Supreme Court of Pakistan rejected Sarabjit''s plea for clemency.
President Pervez Musharraf on March 3 this year rejected the mercy petition of Sarabjit, whose actual name according to Pakistan is Manjit Singh.