The Supreme Court of Pakistan has ordered immediate removal of Ahmed Omar Sheikh, accused in the murder case of American journalist Daniel Pearl, from the death cell and remarked that the accused should be kept in a government rest house after being kept in a common barracks for two days.
The Supreme Court heard the case regarding the release of Ahmed Omar Sheikh and others accused in the murder of Daniel Pearl. The Attorney General told the court that Ahmed Omar Sheikh was not an ordinary accused, but a mastermind of terrorists, to which Justice Umar Ata Bandial asked him to prove Ahmed Omar Sheikh’s links with terrorists. Justice Sajjad Ali Shah said that Ahmed Omar has been in jail for 18 years. What action was taken on the charge of terrorism?
The attorney general told the court that the tragedy at Army Public School and Machh did not happen anywhere in the world. On which the court said that how is Ahmed Omar Sheikh related to the actions mentioned? Justice Muneeb Akhtar remarked that till yesterday your objection was raised but the High Court did not listen to the federation. The Attorney General replied that my main objection was to the notice. Advocate General Sindh told the court that the federal government was not represented in the Sindh High Court.