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US Secretary of State speaks with Daniel Pearl's family, assures them of justice

April 03, 2021 3:22 pm

Pearl, the 38-year-old South Asia bureau chief for The Wall Street Journal, was abducted and beheaded while he was in Pakistan investigating a story in 2002 on the links between the country's powerful spy agency ISI and al-Qaeda.

Pakistan orders man acquitted of Daniel Pearl murder off death row

February 02, 2021 2:10 pm

Ahmad Saeed Omar Sheikh, who has been on death row for 18 years, will be under guard and will not be allowed to leave the safe house, but he will be able to have his wife and children visit him.

Crime and impunity

February 01, 2021 8:31 am

Supreme Court order on Omar Sheikh underlines that on terror, Pakistan cannot be expected to do the right thing.

Pak govt to join review proceedings of Supreme Court's acquittals in Pearl murder case

January 31, 2021 1:08 pm

The Supreme Court on Thursday ordered the release of main accused Sheikh and his aides - Fahad Naseem, Sheikh Adil and Salman Saqib - by dismissing appeals against their acquittal by the Sindh High Court.

There should be accountability for crimes like Daniel Pearl's murder: UN spokesperson

January 30, 2021 2:26 pm

Pakistan's Supreme Court on Thursday dismissed appeals against the acquittal of British-born al-Qaeda terrorist Ahmed Omar Sheikh in the kidnapping and murder case of Pearl and ordered his release.

Blinken dials Pak FM Qureshi seeking accountability in Daniel Pearl murder case

January 30, 2021 8:05 am

In a strongly-worded statement, Blinken urged Pakistan to explore all legal options to ensure that the killers of journalist Daniel Pearl are brought to justice.

US expresses concern over Pakistan SC acquitting Daniel Pearl's killers

January 29, 2021 10:36 am

In a strongly worded statement, Blinken urged Pakistan to explore all legal options to ensure that the killers of Pearl are brought to justice.

Pak SC orders release of Omar Sheikh, India says travesty of justice

January 29, 2021 7:35 am

The MEA spokesperson also underlined New Delhi’s expectation from Islamabad on terrorism. “Our position on Pakistan taking sustained, verifiable, credible and irreversible action against terrorism and terrorist funding emanating from all territory under its control remain unchanged,” he said.

Explained: What is the Daniel Pearl murder case, and who is Omar Sheikh?

January 30, 2021 11:00 am

Daniel Pearl, aged 38, was an American journalist who worked as the South Asia bureau chief of The Wall Street Journal.

Pak SC orders release of prime suspect in American journalist Daniel Pearl's murder

January 28, 2021 2:41 pm

Pearl's murder took place three years after Sheikh, along with Jaish-e-Mohammad chief Masood Azhar and Mushtaq Ahmed Zargar, was released by India in 1999 and given safe passage to Afghanistan in exchange for the nearly 150 passengers of hijacked Indian Airlines Flight 814.