Pearl (38), the South Asia bureau chief of ‘The Wall Street Journal’, was kidnapped in Karachi in 2002 when he was gathering information for a news report on relations between Pakistan’s intelligence agency ISI and Al Qaeda. .
The Pakistani Supreme Court rejected the government’s request to suspend the order to release the accused of the American journalist Daniel Pearl murder case. After the American reprimand by the Pakistani government, the Supreme Court had demanded a stay on the release of Al Qaeda terrorists and their three associates Ahmed Umar Sheikh, Fahd Naseem, Sheikh Adil and Salman Saqib.
During the hearing in the Supreme Court on Monday, a request was made by the Attorney General of Pakistan to release the accused in the Pearl murder case from the Sindh High Court. Before the government of Pakistan, the Sindh province government had filed a review petition on the decision to release the four terrorists, including the main accused Ahmed Omar Sheikh. However, it was rejected by the Pakistani Supreme Court.
After this, due to United Nations and US pressure, the Attorney General of Pakistan announced on Saturday that the Government of Pakistan will appeal to reconsider the decision of January 28 by being a party to the Supreme Court.
The Supreme Court court also ordered the release of three others serving life imprisonment for their involvement in Pearl’s abduction and murder.
Significantly, in 2002, the South Asia bureau chief Pearl (38) of ‘The Wall Street Journal’ was abducted in Karachi when he was informed for a news on relations between Pakistan’s intelligence agency ISI and Al Qaeda. Were gathering He was then beheaded and murdered. Sheikh and his three associates were convicted in the case and sentenced.
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