Pakistan police step up hunt for Daniel Pearl
ISLAMABAD- Pakistani police stepped up their hunt for kidnapped US reporter Daniel Pearl on Monday after a false alarm that his body had been found dumped on the outskirts of a southern city, sources revealed.
Police said their search had been expanded to all four of Pakistan’s provinces and investigators were also checking for possible links between the kidnappers and criminal gangs.
“The investigation is going on and we are moving forward,” said a police official in the southern port city of Karachi. He declined to elaborate.
Wall Street Journal reporter Pearl, 38, disappeared in Karachi on January 23 while trying to contact militant Muslims believed to be linked to Saudi-born fugitive Osama bin Laden.
Source: The News