WASHINGTON: US Secretary of State Anthony Blinken has actually talked to the family members of the slain American journalist Daniel Pearl, assuring them that the Biden management will certainly continue looking for justice for his murder.
” Secretary Blinken spoke with family members of Daniel Pearl and also their representatives on Friday (mid-day) to assure them that the United States government continues to be fully commited to seeking justice and accountability for those involved in Daniel’s kidnapping and murder,” State Department spokesperson Ned Cost said.
Daniel Pearl, who helped the South Asia bureau of The Wall Street Journal, was abducted and then killed in Karachi while examining a story on Al Qaeda in 2002.
Ever since, all United States managements have remained committed to seeking justice for his murder. The Biden administration, which took charge on Jan 20, has additionally shared issues over current court orders to release numerous suspects of the Pearl instance.
On Jan 30, Secretary Blinken telephoned Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi and also prompted him to ensure liability for some of the suspects who had actually currently been convicted in this case.
The call complied with a High court choice to acquit those suspects.
In a statement issued a day before the call, Secretary Blinken additionally supplied to try the principal suspect, Ahmed Omar Sheikh, in the United States.
” The USA is deeply worried by the Pakistani High court’s choice to acquit those associated with Daniel Pearl’s kidnapping and murder as well as any type of proposed action to launch them,” he stated. “We are additionally prepared to prosecute Sheikh in the USA for his dreadful crimes versus an American citizen.”