The United States on Thursday expressed deep issues over the Sindh High Court ruling to launch a number of terrorists accountable for the homicide of American journalist Daniel Pearl.
The Sindh High Court on Thursday has directed to launch terrorist Ahmed Omar Saeed Sheikh, Fahad Naseem, Sheikh Adil and Salman Saqib, the accused within the abduction and homicide case of US journalist Daniel Pearl.
According to Daily Pakistan, the Sindh High Court additionally ordered placing the names of accused Ahmed Omer Saeed Shaikh and others within the exit management checklist (ECL).
The accused have been in jail for the final 18 years and ordered the accused to look as and when the courtroom summons them.
“We are deeply concerned by the reports of the December 24 ruling of Sindh High Court to release multiple terrorists responsible for the murder of Daniel Pearl. We have been assured that the accused have not been released at this time,” the Bureau of South and Central Asian Affairs of the US State Department tweeted.
“We understand that this case is ongoing and will be following closely. We continue to stand with the Pearl family through this extremely difficult process. We continue to honor Daniel Pearl’s legacy as a courageous journalist,” it added.
In 2002, Pearl, the 38-year-old journalist of The Wall Street Journal’s South Asia bureau, was kidnapped and beheaded whereas he was in Pakistan investigating a narrative of terror teams’ hyperlinks to Al Qaeda.
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