Fallout from The Prize Ass


No appeal for Sarabjit: Burney

KARACHI: Human Rights Minister Ansar Burney said on Monday that he would not seek mercy for Sarabjit Singh, an Indian convicted over a bombing that killed four people in Pakistan.

Sarabjit Singh has been in jail in Pakistan since 1990. The Supreme Court has rejected an appeal against his death penalty, while President Pervez Musharraf also rejected his mercy petition in March. Burney, who played a key role in the release of Kashmir Singh few days ago, said, “Sarabjit Singh’s case is different as he is charged with terrorism”.

Burney said he supported the release of Kashmir Singh because he had paid for his crime.

He said that Kashmir Singh’s confession of having spied for India was not surprising.

“This proves he was rightly charged and sentenced in Pakistan,” Burney said.

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