The gruesome abduction of Daniel Pearl
Pearl was the South Asia bureau chief for the Wall Street Journal when he was abducted in Karachi in January 2002 while researching a story about armed fighters.
Nearly a month later and after a string of ransom demands were made, a graphic video showing his decapitation was delivered to the US consulate in Karachi.
Ahmed Omar Saeed Sheikh
Forced confessions and insufficient evidence
Biden Administration’s response
White House spokeswoman Jen Psaki called the decision regarding the release of accused in Daniel Pearl case “an affront to terror victims everywhere”. Washington previously said it would demand Sheikh be extradited to the US to be tried there.
Wall Street Journal’s editor in chief, Matt Murray, says that this is an infuriating and unjust decision. “We’ll continue to support efforts to hold to account those responsible for the brutal murder of Danny, he added.”
IN the backdrop of Supreme Court’s decision, the Sindh government in Pakistan has filed a petition before the top court to review its decision to free two men convicted of kidnapping and beheading US journalist Daniel Pearl.
Provincial Information Minister Nasir Shah says that Sindh government has not released Sheikh and his accomplices who were also granted acquittal.
If Sheikh and his accomplices had really been kept behind the bars for such a long time without sufficient evidence being found against them and just to please those who have reservations on his(Sheikhs) release then it has been another case of miscarriage of justice.
If the state of Pakistan is really keen to dispense the justice in Daniel Pearl Case then it should first try to comprehend the mastermind behind this dirty game. Here in our country, those who superintend such crimes of serious nature often remain at large.