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Pakistan SC bars release of prime accused in Daniel Pearl murder case

Pakistan SC bars release of prime accused in Daniel Pearl murder case

Islamabad, Sep 28(UNI) Pakistan Supreme Court on Monday barred the Sindh government from releasing
Omer Saeed Sheikh, main accused in the Daniel Pearl murder case.
Daniel Pearl was an American journalist who was working as the South Asia bureau chief of the Wall Street
Journal (WSJ). He was kidnapped in Karachi in January 2002 and was later found beheaded on February one,
2002.
The Sindh government as well as the parents of Daniel Pearl had filed appeals against the April 2 order of the
Sindh High Court that had modified the death sentence of Omer Saeed Sheikh to seven-year rigorous
imprisonment.
Saeed, who has already spent 18 years in prison on death row, before the April ruling, was expected to be
released as his seven-year sentence was to be counted as time already served.
As per a report by Dawn, the Sindh government issued an order to detain Saeed and four others whose
convictions had been overturned, till Sept 30.
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Saudi national arrested in Jeddah for attacking guard of French Counsulate

29 Oct 2020 | 8:44 PM

Riyadh, Oct 29 (UNI) A local person was arrested in Jeddah city of Saudi Arabia for attacking and wounding a security guard of the French consulate on Thursday.

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Bangladesh to gain more dignified position in world: PM Hasina

29 Oct 2020 | 8:06 PM

Dhaka, Oct 29 (UNI) Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has said her government has taken the responsibility of taking the country to a more dignified position in the world by running the state in every field, especially socio-economically.

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Pakistan admits role in Pulwama terror attack

Pakistan admits role in Pulwama terror attack

29 Oct 2020 | 7:48 PM

Islamabad, Oct 29 (UNI) Pakistan, in a startling admission, on Thursday confessed that the Pulwama terror attack in the Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir on February 14, 2019, was carried out by them.

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US economy grows by record 33 1 pc during 3rd quarter

29 Oct 2020 | 6:56 PM

Washington, Oct 29 (UNI) The US economy expanded by a record rate of 33.1 percent on a year on year basis in real terms during the July-September quarter, according to latest data released by the country's Commerce Department on Thursday.

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France to activate Vigipirate counter-terror plan

France to activate Vigipirate counter-terror plan

29 Oct 2020 | 6:38 PM

Paris, Oct 29 (UNI) France would activate the 'Vigipirate counter-terrorism plan,' after the deadly knife attack in Nice on Thursday, Prime Minister Jean Castex said here.

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