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Daniel Pearl case: Sindh High Court seeks detention record of suspects

Karachi: The Sindh High Court heard appeals on Monday of detained suspects in the Daniel Pearl case, a US journalist who was killed in Karachi in 2002.

The court has inquired about the detention record of the suspects from jail officials who were taken into custody for investigating into the case.

The lawyers who was taking up the case said that life terms of the clients had completed and the two witnesses in tha case were not an eye witness.

State prosecution lawyer informed the government of Sindh had gone to the court pertaining to the extension in term in the case.

Anti-terrorism had given death sentence to the key suspect Omer Saeed Sheikh in 2002. Sheikh, the prime convict, has challenged the death sentence awarded to him by the anti-terrorism court (ATC).

Sheikh, was sentenced to death bevause he was convicted of kidnapping and killing the US journalist, while his three accomplices – Fahad Naseem, Syed Salman Saqib and Sheikh Muhammad Adil were given lifetime sentences with a fine of Rs500,000 each by ATC in Hyderabad on July 15, 2002.

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