Kasab's case verdict would complicate Indo-Pak ties: AML chief

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Islamabad, May 4 (ANI): Awami Muslim League (AML) chairperson Sheikh Rashid Ahmed has said the verdict against Ajmal Amir Kasab, the lone surviving Mumbai attacker, would further complicate the already strained Indo-Pak ties.

On Monday, the anti-terrorism court set-up in Mumbai's Arthur Road Jail found Kasab guilty of 83 of 86 charges filed against him in connection with the November 2008 Mumbai terror attacks.

Talking to a private television channel, Ahmed said tensions between India and Pakistan would continue to adversely effect the relationship between the two countries as core issues such as Kashmir and river water sharing still remain unresolved.

He said the Pakistan government should provide legal assistance to Kasab, as he is a Pakistani citizen.

"The world is watching the Mumbai case and Pakistan's Foreign Office should present its point of view after the verdict in Kasab case," The Nation quoted Ahmed, as saying.

The charges against Kasab include waging war against India, murder, abetting to murder, attempt to murder, violation of the Arms Act, Explosives Act, the Unlawful Activity Prevention Act (UAPA) and others.

The special court is likely to announce its final verdict in the case today (Tuesday,May 4). (ANI)

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