The family of Sarabjit Singh arrived in Pakistan on Sunday to meet the convicted Indian spy who is battling for his life after being assaulted allegedly by fellow inmates in the Kot Lakhpat prison.

Media reported that the Pakistan High Commission in New Delhi has issued 15-day gratis visas to 4-members of Sarabjit's family his wife Sukhpreet Kaur, sister Dalbir Kaur, and daughters Poonam and Swapandeep Kaur to meet the Indian prisoner who is in a coma and on ventilator at the Jinnah Hospital, Lahore.

Sarabjit Singh, who was sentenced to death 16 years ago on espionage charges, was rushed to the Jinnah Hospital on Friday with multiple wounds, including a severe head injury, after his fellow inmates hit him with bricks, following an altercation.

Sarabjit was arrested following a bomb blast in Lahore in 1990 that had killed 14 people. Subsequently, he was convicted of espionage and sentenced to death by a court.