US ‘concerned’ over SHC ruling in Daniel Pearl case

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WASHINGTON: The United States on Thursday expressed concern over the Sindh High Court’s (SHC) ruling directing the release of the accused in the Daniel Pearl case, saying that they will be “closely following” the case.

“We are deeply concerned by the reports of the December 24 ruling of Sindh High Court to release multiple terrorists responsible for the murder of Daniel Pearl,” said the State Department’s Bureau of South and Central Asian Affairs in a series of tweets.

The bureau said that they were “assured” by Pakistan that the “accused have not been released” as of yet. It also acknowledged that the case was ongoing adding that they will be following it closely.

“We continue to stand with the Pearl family through this extremely difficult process. We continue to honour Daniel Pearl’s legacy as a courageous journalist,” said the State Department.