Burney offers help to bring Kasab's body to Pakistan

Last Updated: Wed, Nov 21, 2012 12:17 hrs

New Delhi: Prominent Pakistani human rights activist Ansar Burney offered to help the family of hanged 26/11 convict Ajmal Kasab bring his body to Pakistan. Kasab was executed at Pune's Yerwada Jail Wednesday morning.

Burney, a former expert advisor in the UN on human rights and a former Pakistani minister for human rights, said in a tweet: "Ansar Burney Trust requested family to contact Ansar Burney Trust to bring dead body of...Ajmal Qassab from India to Pakistan."

The Ansar Burney Trust is a non−governmental, non−political and non−profitable organisation which works for the welfare of prisoners.

According to the News Tribe, a UK−based bilingual news website that covers Pakistan, South Asia, Middle East and the UK, the Ansar Burney Trust International has "got in touch with the Indian government to bring the body of Ajmal Kasab, executed in India on Wednesday morning, back home".

Burney, according to the website, asked the family and relatives of Kasab "to contact him soon in order to initiate efforts bringing back his body to Pakistan."

"The concerned family could contact the trust on this address: Office No.6, Hasan Manzil, Araam Bagh Road or at office contact number: 021−32623382," it said.

"The renowned activist for human rights said he has no sympathy with Kasab's crime but since he was a Pakistani, hence it was the right of his family to bury him. He vowed to bring his body back to Pakistan on humanitarian grounds," the news website added.

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