He was arrested in Pakistan by the U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation in 1997 and was taken to the United States for trial.
QUETTA-Balochistan, Aimal Kasi, executed in Virginia, US will be laying to rest today (Tuesday) at 10 a.m. in native graveyard, brothers of Kasi revealed.
Thousands of people belonging to all walks of life including federal Health Minister Dr. Abdul Malik Kasi, head of Kasi tribe Abdulzahir Kasi, Awami National Party Secretary General Dr. Inyat Ullah, Pakistan Peoples Party leader Mir Sadiq Imrani, Pakistan Muslim League (Q) leader Wazir Gul Zaman Kasi, received dead body at Quetta Airport at 3 p.m. on Monday.
"As soon as the dead body came out of the airport in the ambulance, thousands of people gathered there started crying and protesting against the United States. However intervention of political leaders and tribal elders controlled the mob that was becoming emotional," the NNI correspondent reported.
Aimal Kasi was executed in Virginia two days before. He was charged of killing two CIA agents in the United States some nine years before. In 1997, he was picked up from Dera Ghazi Khan by the American Commandoes with the assistance of local agencies.
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He was trailed in a court in Virginia, contrary to the first Friendship Treaty between Pakistan and the United States. According to which, non of the two countries could have trails of each others accused in a court that may grant maximum punishment of death sentence.
candidate for prime minister and Secretary General, Maulana Fazalur Rehman in his condolence message to the bereaved family has expressed his deep sorrow on the demise of Aimal Kasi. He regretted that due to his business in Islamabad he would be coming to his family three to four days.
Due to 20 hours late arrival of PK-716 from New York, the Kasi's burial has been changed. Earlier it was plan to lay him on rest in the evening of Monday but keeping in view thousands of people who want to see Kasi for the last time, the family has changed the time. Now he will be buried in the morning of Tuesday.
Ayub Stadium would be the venue for his burial pray from where his dead body will be taken to his home town, adjacent to Quetta.
The dead body of Aimal Kasi has been placed in the open place in front of his house, where thousands of people are in Q to see his face.
In Quetta, extra security measures were also taken and not a single report of violation or law breaking was reported.
The brothers of Aimal Kasi, Hameed Ullah Kasi and Mir Wahid Kasi termed their brother as martyred as saying, "our brother did not has any regret on his act of killing two CIA agents. Intellectually he was one hundred percent convinced over his act. He pleaded that he killed them as they plan against the Muslims in Palestine and Iraq."
They said that their brother Aimal Kasi braced death penalty with courage and dedication "he smiled till last moment of his life and raised the victory sign. He was brave even beyond imagination. He had also suggested to his tribe men and other friends to do not commit violence after his execution."
The city of Quetta observed shutter down strike in protesting against the execution of Kasi by US authorities. The commercial market hoisted black flags to register their protest on the death sentence to Kasi.
The shutter down will continued on Tuesday (today) and the people of Quetta and adjacent areas will be attending the burial ceremony of Aimal Kasi.
The administration of the provincial capital had also observed extra special measures to keep law and order intact. However, the family of Kasi as well as tribe also cooperated with the administration while asking the people on loud speakers to demonstrate restraints.
"The government of Pakistan has treated the case of my brother Aimal Kasi under the treaty of 1952 with the British Government and not under the first friendship treaty between Pakistan and the US," brother of Kasi, Hamid Ullah Kasi told the reporters.
He was of the view that his brother was disappointed on the attitude of the government of Pakistan and it is therefore did not move aggressively to turn his death sentence into life imprisonment.
Lawyers hold protest demo against Kansi execution
ISLAMABAQD, The protest continues on execution Mir Aimal Kasi by the United States as Lawyers community staged demonstration against America and the students of Quaid-e-Azam University, Islamabad also set to mark Tuesday as Black Day against Washington against the death of a Pakistani Baloch.
"We want due punishment to the US authorities on killing thousands of innocent Muslims in Afghanistan," the lawyers of Swabi-NWFP were chanting slogans against the United States while staging a demonstration against the execution of Mir Aimal Kasi on Monday.
The students of the university in Islamabad are also demonstrating against the execution of Mir Aimal Kasi in front of the Admin Block of Quaid-e-Azam University in the noon today (Tuesday).
The lawyers in Swabi staged protest rally at the Karnal Sher Khan Chowk under heavy security of the local administration. Some handful lawyers were followed by heavy police contingent and intelligence officials.
Prominent local lawyers including Shahid Zaman, Hakeem Khan, and Muhammad Rasheed addressed the protestors.
They condemned the characters involved in the handing over of Mir Aimal Kansi to the US agents and offered fateha for the departed soul of Kansi.
They said the United States was the enemy number one of Muslims throughout the world, and added that their war on terror was in fact 'war on Muslims'.
Meanwhile, the JUI (F) and Tehrik-i- Insaf leaders here have also condemned the United States action to execute Aimal Kansi.