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Pearl case accused moved to new premises

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KARACHI: The Sindh government on Saturday moved Ahmed Omar Saeed Sheikh, the prime accused in the 2002 killing of American journalist Daniel Pearl, and his four associates from jail to a newly-built facility inside the prison, sources privy to the development said. The move came in line with the Supreme Court’s orders last week that […]


Sindh PA to pass journalists’ protection bill soon: Nasir Shah

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KARACHI: Leaders of various political parties, rights groups and journalists fraternity during a seminar on Saturday expressed serious concerns over harassment of journalists, unannounced censorship through financial curbs on media houses, threats to owners and journalists by anti-media forces to compel them to toe the official line or face government’s wrath. They demanded of the […]


Written SC order in Daniel Pearl case

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ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court has issued written order about its February 02 hearing in connection with release of the accused Ahmad Omar Sheikh in Daniel Pearl murder case. It has been said in the written order that facility of comfortable residence in jail be provided to Ahmad Omar Sheikh for two days. All the necessary […]


SC orders Sindh government to shift Daniel murder accused from jail to rest house

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ISLAMABAD – The Supreme Court of Pakistan Tuesday ordered the Sindh government to shift Ahmed Omer Sheikh and other accused persons of Daniel Pearl murder case from Karachi jail to rest houses. A three-member bench of the apex court headed by Justice Umar Ata Bandial and comprising Justice Sajjad Ali Shah and Justice Muneeb Akhtar […]


SC maintains status quo for a day in Pearl case

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ISLAMABAD: Citing tremendous global implication and grave emergency as well as serious consequences, the top government lawyer on Monday requested the Supreme Court to suspend the Dec 24, 2020, Sindh High Court (SHC) order in the murder of Wall Street Journal’s South Asia bureau chief Daniel Pearl. Attorney General (AG) Khalid Jawed Khan appeared before […]


Daniel Pearl’s family, too, will challenge SC verdict

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ISLAMABAD: The family of American journalist Daniel Pearl will challenge an order by Supreme Court to release a British-born militant acquitted of masterminding his kidnapping and brutal murder in 2002. The Supreme Court on Thursday upheld the acquittal of Ahmed Omar Saeed Sheikh and three other men last year, triggering outrage from the United States. […]


Journalists in Khyber seek security

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LANDIKOTAL: The journalists here on Saturday asked the district police officer to provide foolproof security to the Landikotal, Jamrud and Bara press clubs. The demand came at a meeting held in Landikotal. Bara Press Club President Khadim Khan Afridi, Jamrud Press Club President Sajid Ali Kukikhel and Landikotal Press Club President Imran Khan Shinwari and […]


10 journalists killed, several arrested last year: CPNE

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KARACHI: At least 10 Pakistani journalists were murdered and several others threatened, kidnapped, tortured and arrested on trumped-up charges while discharging their professional responsibilities last year, said a report on media freedom in the country on Sunday. While the Covid-19 pandemic posed a big challenge to media in Pakistan, where at least nine journalists died […]


Federal government to join review proceedings in Pearl case

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ISLAMABAD: The federal government intends to join the review proceedings initiated by the Sindh government against the acquittal of the accused ordered by the Supreme Court in the murder case of US journalist Daniel Pearl. A spokesman for the Attorney General Office on Saturday announced that it would be filing an application with the Supreme […]


Qureshi, US secretary discuss Daniel Pearl case

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ISLAMABAD: Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi talked by telephone to newly appoint US Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken on Friday and discussed with him bilateral ties, Afghan peace process and the Daniel Pearl murder case, official sources said. Mr Qureshi congratulated Mr Blinken on assuming the office of US Secretary of State and underscored […]


US seeks Sheikh’s custody as Sindh wants Pearl case reviewed

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• Provincial govt calls for suspension of release order • Blinken terms verdict affront to terror victims ISLAMABAD/ WASHINGTON: Moving swiftly, the Sindh government on Friday filed a set of petitions seeking review and suspension of the Supreme Court order of releasing Ahmed Omer Saeed Sheikh, a British Pakistani believed to be the mastermind behind […]


Jang Group editor, two others indicted in land case

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LAHORE: An accountability court on Thursday indicted Jang group editor-in-chief Mir Shakilur Rehman and two others in a reference pertaining to a 34-year-old “illegal” land allotment in his favor, allegedly manipulated by former prime minister Nawaz Sharif. All the suspects, including former director general of the Lahore Development Authority (LDA) Humayon Faiz Rasool and its […]


SC orders release of man accused of murdering Pearl

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• Justice Afridi writes a dissenting note against majority judgement • Parents of slain journalist term ruling ‘travesty of justice’ • White House firm on securing justice for Pearl’s family ISLAMABAD: By a majority of two to one, the Supreme Court acquitted on Thursday Ahmed Omer Saeed Sheikh, the principal accused in murder of Wall […]


Omar Sheikh conceded minor role in journalist’s murder, SC told

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ISLAMABAD: The counsel for parents of Daniel Pearl on Wednesday referred to a July 25, 2019, letter in which the principal accused, Ahmed Omar Saeed Sheikh, had conceded his minor role in the US journalist’s murder. The letter, presented before the Supreme Court by counsel Faisal Siddiqui, was addressed to the Sindh High Court. The […]