He was acquitted of murdering US journalist Daniel Pearl
Roohan Ahmed – Posted: Apr 8, 2021 | Last Updated: 16 mins ago
Posted: Apr 8, 2021 | Last Updated: 16 mins ago
Authorities in Karachi have sent Ahmed Omar Saeed Sheikh, a British-born militant acquitted of murdering US journalist Daniel Pearl, to his native city of Lahore, a Karachi Central Prison official confirmed Thursday.
“He left the Karachi prison at around 5:00pm,” another
source close to Sheikh told SAMAA Digital. Sheikh would be traveling to Lahore
on a plane, he added.
Sheikh would be taken to a rest house within the premises of
Lahore’s Kot Lakhpat Jail, an official at the Punjab advocate general’s office
said. He requested anonymity as he was not authorized to speak to the media.
“The rest house is used by jail officials and he is being
shifted there for his own safety,” the official said.
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