Assistant Advocate General informed the bench that the government making arrangements for shifting the accused to a rest house in a day or two.
Daniel Pearl murder case
A bench of the apex court headed by Justice Umar Ata Bandial while dismissing the petition ordered immediate removal of main accused Ahmed Omer Saeed Shaikh and others from the death cell of the jail.
Attorney General Khalid Javed appeared before the apex court bench and argued that the Sindh High Court didn't issue a notice in Daniel Pearl case to the Attorney General.
The top court acquitted Ahmed Omar Saeed Sheikh, the principal accused in the murder case
A bench of the apex court headed by Justice Mushir Alam announced a brief verdict over the appeal of the Sindh government against the Sindh High Court's April 2020 decision.
"If the prosecution had such strong case, why it failed to produce it in the court," the bench questioned.
The 38-year-old South Asia bureau chief of The Wall Street Journal, Daniel Pearl, was researching for a story on religious extremists in January 2002 in Karachi, when he was abducted and slain.
Advocate General Sindh pleaded the court to adjourn hearing until the Supreme Court decides an appeal against the Sindh High Court verdict in Daniel Pearl murder case.
A contempt of court petition was filed against the provincial chief secretary, jail officials and others over the government’s failure in compliance of the court orders.
"Terrorism cases are used to be based on confessional statements," Faisal Siddiqui, the counsel of the parents of slain American journalist Daniel Pearl, said while concluding his arguments.