load on the system is the most absurd argument to kill off people. Besides I have little confidence in death being a deterrence to people working on religious motivation, and not personal benefit. The neighbors were as beligerent before.With the largest number of prisoners on death row in the world, they were getting to be a load on the system, then there's the fact that the law was being too lightly and some deterrence had to be established for which guilty parties needed to hang. Its hardly the most enviable course of action, but then again, we are hardly in the most enviable of situations. With a roaring Islamist insurgency nationwide, political violence in Karachi and a violent separatist movement in Balochistan coupled with the presence of belligerent neighbors on our two longest borders, we our bound to develop a propensity for some bloody justice.