The Supreme Court has stopped the authorities from releasing Ahmed Omar Saeed Sheikh, the man previously convicted of kidnapping Wall Street Journal journalist Daniel Pearl and facilitating his murder.
As per details, the Sindh government has been instructed to suspend his release orders. He was expected to be released on February 2 (Tuesday).
On January 28, the Supreme Court ordered Sheikh’s release. The White House said it was “outraged” by this decision. Following this, the Sindh and federal governments filed a review petition against the verdict. The court took them up on Monday.
Justice Sajjad Ali Shah asked how the Supreme Court can suspend Sheikh’s release orders issued by the Sindh High Court.
The attorney general said that the consequences would be dire if his release orders are not suspended.
Omar Sheikh’s lawyer, Mahmood Sheikh, is sick, a lawyer told the court. “We have gotten him tested for the coronavirus and the report is still pending.” He asked for the hearing to the adjourned till next week.
Don’t worry, we will listen to what Mahmood Sheikh has to say and then give a verdict, Justice Bandial said. The hearing has been adjourned till tomorrow (Tuesday).