Government denies claim attributed to Omar -Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF)

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Government denies claim attributed to Omar

KARACHI- A spokesman of Sindh Home Department on Monday clarified a news item published on February 18 regarding statement of key suspect Omar Saeed Shaikh in which he claimed responsibility for strikes inside India, says a press release.

The spokesman said the news was baseless as no investigating officer ever disclosed anything what was contained in that story. He said the police is focusing on the kidnapping of Daniel Pearl and its sole aim is to extract information from Sheikh Omar about his associates involved in the kidnapping so that safe recovery of the hostage be secured.

Sheikh Omar has only admitted his involvement in this crime before the police and has named his accomplices, of whom some have been arrested while efforts are afoot to arrest the remaining culprits. The investigation is progressing in the right direction and every conceivable effort is being made to secure Pearl’s recovery, said the spokesman.

Source: The News
Date:2/19/2002