SC to take up govt’s appeal against Omar Sheikh’s release on June 2

Staff Reporter

Supreme Court of Pakistan has set a hearing of appeals filed from the Federal and Sindh governments against the release of an accused in Daniel Pearl murder case Ahmed Omar Sheikh for June 02, it was learnt on Friday.

A 3-member bench headed by Justice Umar Ata Bandial will hear the appeals of the governments against the release of Ahmed Omar Sheikh, who was accused of the murder of a US journalist Daniel Pearl.

The court has issued notices to Ahmed Omar Sheikh and other respondents in the case as the former has been shifted to a rest house in Lahore from a Karachi prison.

On March 25, the SC granted a plea to shift Daniel Pearl’s murder case accused Ahmed Omer Saeed Shaikh to Kot Lakhpat Jail.