SC rejects Sindh govt plea for urgent hearing of Daniel Pearl case

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ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court on Monday rejected that Sindh government’s request for urgent hearing of its plea to suspend Sindh High Court’s (SHC) judgement regarding the release and acquittal of accused in the murder case of American journalist Daniel Pearl.
Three member bench presided by Justice Mushir Alam heard the plea. Lawyer of Sindh government during his arguments said that accused are international terrorists and their release can have severe adverse effects.
During the hearing, Justice Yahya Khan remarked that court has acquitted the accused so how can lawyer of Sindh government call them terrorists. Justice Mushir Alam remarked that SHC’s order can only be suspended if there is any flaw in the order.
Counsel of the accused argued that his clients have not seen sunlight for 18 years; however defendants don’t have any objection if they are kept under house arrest. Government can take oath from accused that they will not leave Karachi, counsel added.

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