President Asif Ali Zardari on Friday fired the special public prosecutor in the Mumbai attacks case, more than a week after the senior lawyer sparked a controversy claiming that Islamabad had formally requested India to hand over Ajmal Kasab. Apart from his sacking as the special public prosecutor, Sardar Mohammad Ghazi was removed from the post of deputy attorney general by Zardari, according to an official notification quoted by a private TV channel. Ghazi went to London on a private visit shortly after his controversial remarks on February 18 that Pakistan had formally requested India to hand over Kasab, the lone terrorist captured alive during the Mumbai attacks. He had said that Kasab was the "prime suspect" and it would be difficult to prosecute the other accused arrested in Pakistan if he was not handed over by India.