Pakistanis against Kasab death sentence: Poll

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Ajmal Amir Kasab
New Delhi, May 13: Most of the Pakistanis are against the death sentence provided to Kasab, the only terrorist captured alive meanwhile the Mumbai attacks, reports Zeenews Bureau.

The survey conducted by Asas, a Pakistani Urdu daily proved that 7421 of the participants were not in support of the death sentence where as only 2412 respondents thought that he deserves it.

Ajmal Amir Kasab was alloted death sentence on May 7th on five matters including murder, planning war against country, planning murder, provoking terrorist activities and aiding murder.

“The terrorist attack were executed at the time when Pakistani Foreign Minister was in India and was due to meet his Indian counterpart and a major decision to resolve Kashmir issue was expected, but the terrorists averted a possible decision by that act," says the editorial in the Urdu daily.

The editorial also remarked about a call which was made from Indian Ministry of External Affairs to Asif Ali Zardari, threatening Pakistan with an attack.

“Since during the Mumbai terror attacks, infrastructure of different countries were used, a joint commission should have been constituted and all those involved should have been prosecuted as Mumbai was not a small incident," expresses the daily.

The daily also opined that the attack was a strategy to increase the confrontations between two countries and hence the conspirators do not deserve any sympathy.

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