Pakistan government appeals for review of acquittal of men convicted for beheading U.S. journalist Daniel Pearl

Pakistan’s government on Friday appealed to the Supreme Court to review its decision to free an Islamist convicted of kidnapping and beheading U.S. journalist Daniel Pearl, a day after the United States expressed “deep concerns” over the ruling. A panel of three judges of the court on Thursday acquitted British-born Ahmad Omar Saeed Sheikh and… Read More Pakistan government appeals for review of acquittal of men convicted for beheading U.S. journalist Daniel Pearl

Pakistani top court orders release of Islamist convicted of 2002 beheading of U.S. journalist Daniel Pearl

Pakistan’s Supreme Court on Thursday ordered the release of an Islamist convicted of beheading American journalist Daniel Pearl, a decision that has left his family in “complete shock”, lawyers said. Ahmed Omar Saeed Sheikh, who was the main suspect in the 2002 kidnapping and murder of the Wall Street Journal reporter, was acquitted by a… Read More Pakistani top court orders release of Islamist convicted of 2002 beheading of U.S. journalist Daniel Pearl

Pakistani court orders immediate release of men involved in 2002 murder of U.S. journalist Daniel Pearl

A Pakistani court on Thursday ordered the immediate release of four men accused of orchestrating the 2002 kidnapping and murder of American journalist Daniel Pearl, including the main suspect earlier sentenced to death for masterminding the killing. In April the same court – the Sindh High Court – commuted the death sentence of the main… Read More Pakistani court orders immediate release of men involved in 2002 murder of U.S. journalist Daniel Pearl

U.S. cancels aid to Pakistan over inaction against militants

The U.S. military said it has made a final decision to cancel $300 million in aid to Pakistan that had been suspended over Islamabad’s perceived failure to take decisive action against militants, in a new blow to deteriorating ties. The so-called Coalition Support Funds were part of a broader suspension in aid to Pakistan announced… Read More U.S. cancels aid to Pakistan over inaction against militants

Pakistan summons U.S. Ambassador David Hale over President Trump’s tweet

Pakistan summoned the U.S. ambassador in protest against U.S. President Donald Trump’s angry tweet about Pakistan’s lies and deceit, while Foreign Minister Khawaja Asif dismissed the outburst as a political stunt. David Hale was summoned by the Pakistan foreign office on Monday to explain Trump’s tweet, media said. A spokesperson for the U.S. Embassy in… Read More Pakistan summons U.S. Ambassador David Hale over President Trump’s tweet