Pranab justifies Malik observation on Kasab

Kolkata: Union Finance minister Pranab Mukherjee on Thursday night said Pakistan`s Interior Minister Rehman Malik has rightly commented that Ajmal Kasab, the lone surviving Pakistani terrorist in the 26/11 attack, should be hanged.

"He (Rehman Malik) has rightly said it," Mukherjee told reporters at his residence here while commenting on Malik`s remark that Kasab is a terrorist who should be hanged.

Pakistan Interior Minister said at Addu in Maldives that Ajmal Kasab is a terrorist, a non-state actor and he should be sent to gallows.

Asked for his comment on Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah`s demand for repeal of Armed Forces Special Powers Act (AFSPA) from some parts of the state and also the Army`s reservation on such a demand, Mukherjee refused to comment. "I will not react to anybody`s observation," he said.