Imran Khan's party wants Sarabjit Singh to be hanged
Nov 22, 2012, 19:51 PM IST
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New Delhi: In retaliation to Ajmal Amir Kasab's secret hanging in Pune's Yerwada prison, former cricketer Imran Khan-led Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) has demanded the execution of Indian prisoner Sarabjit Singh who has been sentenced to death on terrorism charges in Pakistan, TV reports said on Thursday.
"India waited for less than a month after the final verdict by their judiciary, and we are protecting the terrorists for the last eight years," Times Now has quoted PTI leader Naeemullah Khan as saying. He was addressing a demonstration organized by the party in Multan.
He said that Pakistani President Asif Ali Zardari was the biggest hurdle to execution of terrorists on death row in the country.
Sarabjit Singh has been on death row for over two decades. India and Sarabjit's family maintains that he is innocent who happened to stray over the international border in an ebriated state and his was a case of mistaken identity.