Islamabad, INS. Pakistan’s Ministry of Internal Affairs has said that the Sindh government will file a petition in the Supreme Court next week against the verdict by the Provincial High Court in the murder case of American journalist Daniel Pearl. The ministry has said that the government was well aware of the facts of the judgment pronounced by Sindh High Court. Let us know that on Thursday, the High Court of Sindh Province of Pakistan had commuted the death sentence of Ahmed Omar Saeed Sheikh, the main convict of Pearl’s murder and the Al-Qaeda terrorist of British origin, to seven years imprisonment. Along with this, three other convicts Fahd Naseem, Salman Saqib and Sheikh Muhammad Adil were released.
The ministry has said in its statement that the federal government is concerned about this decision, as the constitutional scheme of prosecution in criminal cases is a provincial subject, hence the Sindh government is concerned about this.
The statement further stated that the other three accused in the case have been arrested again and remanded in custody for three months.
America called the court’s decision humiliating
The Supreme Court judgment in the murder of journalist Daniel Pearl has been termed as disrespectful by the US. The top US diplomat for South Asia affairs, Ellis Wells, has said that reducing the punishment of the people who murdered Daniel Pearl is like insulting every person in the world who is suffering from terrorism. On the other hand, according to an order issued by the Sindh government, the government had said to arrest the main culprits Omar Saeed Sheikh, Fahd Nasim Ahmed, Salman Saqib and Sheikh Muhammad Adil. All four were arrested before being released from prison. Authorities are worried that these people may work against the national interest. At the same time, Wells had welcomed the signs of those prosecutors who had asked to appeal against the court’s decision.