Death Penalty Is An Internal Issue Of Pakistan, White House

White House's Response On Death Moratorium In Pakistan.PakistanTribe.Com

White House's Response On Death Moratorium In Pakistan.PakistanTribe.Com

WASHINGTON DC/BRUSSELS – European Union demanded Pakistan for restoration of moratorium on death penalty as it is violation of Human Rights to hang however White house believes it as an internal issue of Pakistan.

Criticizing on the recent governmental policies of Pakistan the EU envoy to Pakistan Lars-Gunnar Wigemark said “We believe that the death penalty is not an effective tool in the fight against terrorism.” He regretted that Pakistan should not have hanged the the prisoners.

However US State Department spokesperson Marie Harf on Wednesday said the lifting of the moratorium on the death penalty in Pakistan is the country’s internal issue.

Talking to media Harf said “Well, clearly this is an issue for Pakistan – a decision for Pakistan, excuse me. It’s not really ours to weigh in on.”

She added that terrorism is a common threat for Pakistan and the US. She said that “More Pakistanis are victims of counter terrorism, I think, than anywhere in the world.  So clearly it’s a shared threat, but when we have concerns like this we’ll raise them.”

However she said that Department of States have reservation on the bail granted to the alleged mastermind of the 2008 terror attacks in Mumbai, Zakiur Rehman Alvi, the spokesperson said, “Well, look, we’re concerned by the reports that this individual terrorist got bail.”
She further said that “The government of Pakistan has pledged its cooperation in bringing the perpetrators of the Mumbai attacks to justice, and we urge them to uphold that promise.”

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