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3 Feb 2021

US Congress Asks Pakistani Ambassador In US To Review Daniel Pearl Case

Latest reports have been coming in from United States of America where US Congress members have issued a statement to the Pakistani Ambassador in United States of America regarding the review of Daniel pearl case.

US Congress members issue a statement to the Pakistan ambassador Asad Majeed Khan urging the Government of Pakistan to undertake 'a full review of the acquittal in the case of Daniel Pearl.' 

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Saturday has mounted pressure on Pakistan by demanding justice for murdered American journalist Daniel Pearl, days after a court in Sindh province overturned the death sentence of the prime accused and top al-Qaeda leader Ahmed Omar Saeed Sheikh in the case.

Pompeo's response came after the Sindh High Court on Thursday found the 46-year-old British-born Sheikh guilty of the lesser charge of kidnapping and commuted his death sentence to seven years in prison.

Sheikh has been in jail for the past 18 years after being convicted in Pearl's murder in Karachi in 2002 in the aftermath of the 9/11 terror attack.

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