Detention period of accused in Daniel murder case extended by 3 months

KARACHI: (HRNW) The provincial Home Department on Wednesday extended the detention period of the accused persons in the murder of American journalist Daniel Pearl by three months.

Persons accused of murdering the American journalist include Omar Saeed, Fahad Naseem, Salman Saqib and Shaikh Mohammad.

The department said that the persons have been detained under the Anti-Terrorism Act’s Section 11 Triple E. It also adds that the government fears that if the accused are released, they may create a new terrorist network.

The provincial government has filed an appeal in the Supreme Court of Pakistan over the Sindh High Court’s (SHC) ruling in the Daniel Pearl case, whereby three of the four accused were acquitted and a death sentence of the prime accused was commuted.

The appeal against the SHC’s April 2 ruling was filed by the provincial prosecutor-general.


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