US Committed To Hold Accountable Those Involved In Killing Daniel Pearl.

US Committed To Hold Accountable Those Involved In Killing Daniel Pearl

US had expressed concerns over release of multiple terrorists responsible for murder of Daniel Pearl.

Washington:

US Secretary of State Antony Blinken spoke with the family of late journalist Daniel Pearl and assured them that the government remains committed to justice and accountability for those involved in kidnapping and killing him, State Department spokesperson Ned Price said.

"Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken spoke with members of the family of Daniel Pearl and their representatives today to assure them that the US government remains committed to pursuing justice and accountability for those involved in Daniel's kidnapping and murder," Ned Price said on Friday as reported by Sputnik.

In 2002, Daniel Pearl, the 38-year-old journalist of The Wall Street Journal's South Asia bureau, was abducted and beheaded while he was in Pakistan to investigate a story of a terror group's links to Al-Qaeda.

Pakistan's Supreme Court last month allowed government authorities to move Ahmed Omar Saeed Sheikh, the main accused in the case of beheading American scribe Daniel Pearl in 2002, to the Kot Lakhpat jail in Lahore.

A three-member bench of the top court, headed by Justice Umar Ata Bandial, heard the matter pertaining to the release of accused persons in the Daniel Pearl murder case, reported The News International.

The United States had expressed deep concerns over the release of multiple terrorists responsible for the murder of Daniel Pearl. Earlier this year, US Secretary of State Antony Blinken had earlier talked with Pakistani counterpart Shah Mahmood Qureshi and had discussed ways to ensure accountability for convicted terrorist Sheikh regarding Daniel Pearl's murder case.

NDTV News

NDTV.com provides latest news from India and the world. Get today’s news headlines from Business, Technology, Bollywood, Cricket, videos, photos, live news coverage and exclusive breaking news from India.

https://www.ndtv.com/

Related news
Daunte Wright bodycam shows how cop ‘mistakenly shot and killed’ black dad while trying to use Taser.

Daunte Wright bodycam shows how cop ‘mistakenly shot and killed’ black dad while trying to use Taser.

BODYCAM footage from the fatal shooting of a black man in Minneapolis reveals the moment a female officer accidentally shot him while trying to use a Taser. Daunte Wright, 20, was killed by a Brooklyn Center police officer shortly before 2pm on Su...

Wounded officer  «in good spirits»  and  «conscious,»  says mayor of Knoxville, Tennessee.

Wounded officer «in good spirits» and «conscious,» says mayor of Knoxville, Tennessee.

Multiple people, including a police officer, have been shot at Austin-East Magnet High School in Knoxville, Tennessee. The city's mayor, Indya Kincannon, spoke with the officer and said he's conscious. Watch her remarks here. CBSN is CBS News’ 24/...

High school in Knoxville, Tennessee, has history of shootings.

High school in Knoxville, Tennessee, has history of shootings.

Multiple people have been shot at a Tennessee high school, including a police officer, Knoxville police said Monday. Austin-East Magnet High School students have been the victims of several other shootings since the beginning of this year. CBS aff...

Officer among multiple people shot at Tennessee high school: Report.

Officer among multiple people shot at Tennessee high school: Report.

Police report one person dead after shooting at Austin-East High School in Knoxville. #FoxNews #Breaking Subscribe to Fox News! Watch more Fox News Video: Watch Fox News Channel Live: FOX News Channel (FNC) is a 24-hour all-encompassing news servi...

'The Five' torch Biden's plan to send cash payments to Central Americans.

'The Five' torch Biden's plan to send cash payments to Central Americans.

Katie Pavlich calls the White House's plan a 'bad deal' on 'The Five.' #FoxNews #TheFive Subscribe to Fox News! Watch more Fox News Video: Watch Fox News Channel Live: FOX News Channel (FNC) is a 24-hour all-encompassing news service delivering br...

Victim's Mother speaks at London Bridge attack inquest.

Victim's Mother speaks at London Bridge attack inquest.

Cambridge University graduates Jack Merritt and Saskia Jones were killed by convicted terrorist Usman Khan at a prisoner rehabilitation event near London Bridge on 29 November 2019. Khan was armed with two knives and wore a fake suicide vest and w...