4 detained in hunt for Pearl in Islamabad -Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF)

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4 detained in hunt for Pearl in Islamabad

ISLAMABAD- The capital police has detained at least four suspects here as part of investigations into the kidnapping of Wall Street Journal’s reporter. Daniel Pearl, an official source said.

Two suspects were detained last week while another two were taken into custody on Tuesday night after the Karachi police provided information on them, the source said.

Karachi police gave two telephone numbers that were used for making calls related to the kidnapping episode. However, their exact role in the incident has not been determined, the source said.

On Wednesday morning an inter provincial meeting on law and order was held in Islamabad, which was participated by the Home Secretaries of the four provinces and top police officials. Besides reviewing the overall law and order situation, the Sindh Home Secretary updated the federal government on the progress of the kidnapping incident.

Meanwhile, Karachi police has arrested a total of eight suspects related to the kidnapping of the reporter. Police sources said progress was being made in the investigation and it was closing in on the kidnappers.

Source: Business Recorder
Date:2/7/2002