KARACHI: A bench of the Sindh Excessive Court docket on Wednesday heard appeals of the accused detained within the Daniel Pearl case, ARY Information reported on Tuesday.
Daniel Pearl, an American journalist, who was kidnapped and later beheaded in Karachi in Yr 2002 allegedly by the members of Al-Qaeda terrorist community.
Justice Okay.Okay. Agha when requested about extended delay in appeals of the accused in case, defence counsel replied that Raja Qureshi was appointed particular public prosecutor within the case, who died 5 years in the past however the authorities but to nominate a public prosecutor after him.
How the federal government may act in an essential case in such a way, the bench exclaimed.
The bench ordered residence division to nominate a particular public prosecutor within the case as early as doable and produce the notification in courtroom.
The courtroom adjourned the case listening to till October 20.
An anti-terrorism courtroom of Hyderabad, had awarded loss of life sentence to key accused of the case Omer Saeed Sheikh on July 15 in 2002, on the costs of kidnapping and killing the US journalist, whereas his three accomplices Fahad Naseem, Syed Salman Saqib and Sheikh Muhammad Adil have been handed life sentence with a tremendous of Rs 600,000 every.
The ATC had additionally directed the convicts to pay Rs two million to the sufferer’s widow, Marianne Pearl.
The state had filed an attraction searching for the life phrases of three convicts to be transformed in loss of life penalty.
Daniel Pearl, a reporter of The Wall Road Journal, went lacking in Karachi in January 2002 whereas he was engaged on a narrative. He was later discovered to be kidnapped and beheaded.
An Al-Qaeda member Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, in March 2007, at a closed army listening to in Guantánamo Bay, claimed that he had personally beheaded the US journalist.