Counsel in Pearl case transferred
KARACHI: The High Court of Sindh (SHC), on Monday adjourned hearing of appeals filed by Ahmed Omer Saeed Sheikh and three others convicts against their conviction in US journalist Daniel Pearl kidnapping and killing case due to non-appearance of appellants’ counsels.
The adjournment came as Khawaja Sultan, Sher Afghan, Khawaja Naveed Ahmed advocates, appearing for the appellants, did not appear before the SHC’s division bench comprising Justice Rehmat Hussain Jaffery and Justice Munib Ahmed Khan.
The court observed lawyers might abstain proceeding due to call given by the Pakistan Bar Council to register their protest against the bomb blast at a courtroom in Quetta.
The court adjourned the hearing for a date to be fixed by the office. Meanwhile, Wazeer Hussain Khoso advocate, who was appointed by the court to represent the case of Ahmed Omer Sheikh on state expenses, submitted his service for counsel of Shiekh may be discharged as Khawaja Sulatan advocate has filed power for Shiekh.
The court granting the request, ordered to discharge the name of advocate as Shiekh’s counsel. Later, the same bench extending interim pre-arrest bail to ex-Capital City Police Officer Tariq Jamil, fixed March 1 for the next hearing.
Source: The News