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Blinken dials Pak FM Qureshi, seeks accountability in Daniel Pearl's murder case

A State Department Spokesperson said on Friday that Antony Blinken reinforced America’s concern over Pakistan Supreme Court’s ruling acquitting Pearl’s killers. In a strongly-worded statement, he urged Pakistan to explore all legal options to ensure that the killers of Pearl are brought to justice.

A file photo of Antony Blinken listening to journalists' questions during a news conference in 2015.(REUTERS)
Published on Jan 30, 2021 12:54 PM IST
PTI | , Washington/islamabad

There should be accountability for crimes like Daniel Pearl's murder, says UN

Pearl, the 38-year-old South Asia bureau chief for The Wall Street Journal, had visited Pakistan to report on Islamist militant networks in the country and on the links between the country's powerful spy agency ISI and al-Qaeda following the September 11, 2001 terror strikes.

The US has been mounting pressure on Pakistan, demanding justice for Pearl.
Updated on Jan 30, 2021 12:14 PM IST
PTI | , United Nations

US must take a call on terror-haven Pakistan

There is bipartisan support, therefore, for extraditing Sheikh to the US, and the time may have come for Biden administration to make the call.

Omar Saeed Sheikh was convicted in 2002 for abducting and killing journalist Daniel Pearl in Karachi(Getty Images)
Updated on Jan 30, 2021 04:48 AM IST
ByYashwant Raj, New Delhi

United States 'outraged' as Pak court upholds acquittal in Daniel Pearl murder

Joe Biden's administration is "outraged by the Pakistani Supreme Court's decision," his chief spokeswoman Jen Psaki told reporters, underscoring the uneasy alliance between Washington and Islamabad, which has fractured many times over Islamist militancy.

A court order said that Sheikh along with three accomplices connected to the case should
Published on Jan 29, 2021 08:14 AM IST
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