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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 […]


SC issues notices to all AGs, accused in Daniel Pearl case

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ISLAMABAD   – The Supreme Court of Pakistan Monday issued notices to Ahmed Umer Saeed Sheikh, Attorney General for Pakistan, and the Advocate Generals of all the provinces and Islamabad Capital Territory (ICT) in an appeal against the release of the accused murderers of Daniel Pearl, Bureau Chief of Wall Street Journal in Pakistan. A three-member […]


Supreme Court adjourns hearing in Daniel Pearl case till 27th

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ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court of Pakistan on Thursday adjourned the hearing on the murder of US journalist Daniel Pearl until January 27 after the counsel for main accused Ahmed Omar Saeed Sheikh concluded his arguments. A three-member bench of the apex court headed by Justice Mushir Alam and comprising Justice Sardar Tariq Masood and Justice […]


PFUJ condemns journalist’s manhandling

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ISLAMABAD: The Pakistan Federal Union of Journalists has strongly condemned the incident of manhandling of senior and veteran journalist G.N Mughal allegedly by unknown persons in plainclothes who entered his house and violated the privacy of a senior citizen and renowned journalist. In a joint statement, President PFUJ Shahzada Zulfiqar and Secretary General Nasir Zaidi […]


SC holding daily hearing in Pearl murder case, SHC told

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KARACHI: The Supreme Court is conducting day-to-day hearings on an appeal filed by the Sindh government challenging the decision of the Sindh High Court on the appeals of four men in US journalist Daniel Pearl’s abduction and murder case. Advocate General Sindh Salman Talibuddin submitted this before a two-judge SHC bench during the hearing of […]


Geo cameraman brutally beaten up by under-trial accused on court’s premises

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ISLAMABAD: The under trial accused allegedly involved in the killing of Barrister Fahad Malik attacked the cameraman of Geo News on the premises of Federal Judicial Complex when he was performing his professional duty and brutally beat him with handcuffs and iron rods along with his supporters in presence of the police. Ramna Police had […]


Province’s top lawyer asked to prove whether SC order in Daniel Pearl case holds the field

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KARACHI: The Sindh High Court (SHC) on Wednesday asked the advocate general of Sindh to advance arguments as to whether the Supreme Court’s order still holds the field regarding detention of four men acquitted in abduction and murder case of US journalist Daniel Pearl. A division bench of the SHC adjourned the hearing till Jan […]


Counsel, witnesses, judges in Pearl case received threats, SC told

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ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court was told on Tuesday that the murder trial of Wall Street Journal’s South Asia bureau chief Daniel Pearl was transferred from the Anti-Terrorist Court (ATC) Karachi to the ATC Hyderabad after the counsel, witnesses and even the judges hearing the case received threats. Advocate Faisal Siddiqui, who is representing the parents […]


‘PPP stands for freedom of press, protection of journalists’

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ISLAMABAD: Parliamentary Leader of the Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) in the Senate Senator Sherry Rehman said that the PPP stands for the freedom of press and protection of the journalists. During a meeting with members of Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF), Sherry Rehman discussed the proposed “the Protection of Journalists and Media professionals Bill 2020”. The […]


Journalists, lawyers and human rights activists call for early enactment of effective Protection of Journalists and Media Professionals Bill

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Thirty leading editors, journalists, lawyers and human rights activists expressed concern at the delay in approval of the draft Protection of Journalists and Media Professionals Bill, 2020 that would provide a safe environment for practice of journalism in Pakistan.  The draft Bill, which provides a strong base for legislation for protection of media, was presented […]


SHC seeks arguments on contempt plea against Sindh government in Pearl case

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KARACHI: The provincial authorities on Thursday contended before the Sindh High Court that four men had not been set free after their conviction was set aside in the abduction and murder case of US journalist Daniel Pearl since there was a restraining order of the Supreme Court. A division bench of the SHC directed both […]


SHC judgment on Daniel Pearl

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ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court will resume hearing on the appeals of the Sindh government and Daniel Pearl’s parents against the Sindh High Court’s judgment to release the alleged murderers of the bureau chief of the Wall Street Journal in Pakistan from January 5. A three-judge bench of the apex court, headed by Justice Mushir Alam, […]


Contempt plea filed against the government in Pearl case

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KARACHI: The Sindh High Court on Thursday issued notices to the provincial and jail authorities on a petition seeking contempt proceedings against them for not releasing four men after their conviction order was set aside in the abduction and murder case of US journalist Daniel Pearl. Petitioners Ahmed Omar Saeed Sheikh, Fahad Naseem, Salman Saqib […]


US says it won’t allow suspect in Pearl case to evade justice

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ISLAMABAD: The US warned on Wednesday it would not allow a man who was convicted and later acquitted in the 2002 murder of American journalist Daniel Pearl to evade justice after a high court ordered his release. The warning from acting US Attorney General Jeffrey Rosen comes days after the Sindh High Court overturned a […]