Pak reacts to SCs verdict to uphold Kasabs death sentence
Islamabad/Karachi, Aug 30 (ANI): Pakistans interior minister Rehman Malik has said that he respects the Indian Supreme Courts decision to uphold the death sentence for Mohammad Ajmal Kasab, the lone surviving militant who attacked Mumbai in 2008, killing 166 people. Meanwhile expressing a different viewpoint, a journalist in Islamabad said that Kasab should have been tried in Pakistan. In Karachi, while some felt that there should be no clemency for extremists, others viewed the verdict with suspicion. Kasab, a Pakistani national who said he belonged to the militant group Lashkar e Taiba (LeT), was found guilty on more than 80 charges in May 2010, including murder and waging war on India, and has been sentenced to death by hanging.