4 men acquitted in Daniel Pearl’s murder detained for 90 days

4 men acquitted in Daniel Pearl’s murder detained for 90 daysISLAMABAD – The federal government Friday said that it was concerned about the decision of the Sindh High Court that overturned murder conviction of a British national in kidnapping and killing of American journalist Daniel Pearl. A day after the decision, the Ministry of Interior in a statement said that the government has shown its […]

Jang-Geo chief’s arrest against NAB’s businessmen policy: Aitzaz Ahsan

Jang-Geo chief’s arrest against NAB’s businessmen policy: Aitzaz AhsanLAHORE: Barrister Aitzaz Ahsan told the Lahore High Court on Thursday that the National Accountability Bureau arrested Jang/Geo Editor-in-Chief Mir Shakil-ur-Rahman in a false property case for highlighting news against National Accountability Bureau (NAB) authorities. A two-member bench headed by Justice Sardar Naeem Ahmad was hearing two petitions challenging Mir Shakil-ur-Rahman’s arrest in a 34 […]

Media watchdogs condemn denial of justice for Pearl murder

Media watchdogs condemn denial of justice for Pearl murderKARACHI: Media watchdogs have expressed concern over the Sindh High Court’s ruling in the Daniel Pearl murder case, saying it will stand as a symbol of impunity for crimes of violence against journalists in Pakistan. In a statement released on Thursday, The Reporters Without Borders (RSF) condemned the ‘incoherent decision’ by the SHC, commuting the […]

US slams verdict in Daniel Pearl case

WASHINGTON: The US State Department has condemned the overturning of the convictions of four men in the Daniel Pearl kidnapping and murder case, terming it “an affront to victims of terrorism everywhere”. Alice Wells, the top US diplomat for South Asia, hailed indications that prosecutors intended to appeal the decision. “Those responsible for Daniel’s heinous […]

Death penalty in Pearl case nixed after 18 years

Death penalty in Pearl case nixed after 18 yearsSHC points out several flaws in prosecution’s case Lawyer says Omar Sheikh is likely to be set free soon KARACHI: The Sindh High Court (SHC) on Thursday cited lack of evidence and overturned the death penalty handed down by a trial court to main accused in the abduction and murder of American journalist Daniel Pearl; […]

NAB gets transit remand of Jang chief editor

NAB gets transit remand of Jang chief editorLAHORE: An accountability court on Tuesday granted the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) transmit remand of Jang group editor-in-chief Mir Shakilur Rehman to attend funeral of his elder brother in Karachi. Mr Rehman, at present, is on physical remand with the NAB following his arrest in a case of 54-kanal land allegedly allotted to him by […]