SC extends detention of accused in Daniel Pearl murder case

SC extends detention of accused in Daniel Pearl murder case


Islamabad: The Supreme Court of Pakistan on Monday extended the detention order for the defendant in the murder of American journalist Daniel Pearl by one day.

When the Supreme Court heard a request for detention of the defendant, it summoned a complete record of the case from the Sindh High Court (SHC) and adjourned the hearing until Tuesday.

Earlier, Supreme Court of Pakistan (SCP) on last Thursday ordered to release accused in case of murder of journalist Daniel Pearl.

Supreme Court bench headed by Justice Mushir Alam dismissed the petition of the Sindh government against Sindh High Court (SHC) decision to overturn the conviction of accused.

Sindh High Court had commuted the death sentence of prime suspect Ahmed Omer Sheikh to seven years in prison in abduction and murder case of Daniel Pearl – an American journalist.

The suspects Judge KK Agha and Judge Zulfiqar Ali Sangi delivered verdicts on the suspect’s appeal against their verdict 18 years later and sentenced the other three defendants in the case, who were transferred to life imprisonment earlier.

The co-defendants are Fahad Naseem, Salman Saqib and Sheikh Adil. The main defendant Ahmed Omer Sheikh (Ahmed Omer Sheikh) is a British national.

SHC stated that the kidnapping case has been proven against Ahmed Omer Sheikh, while the murder charges have not been proven against any suspects.

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