A lawyer for the accused within the Daniel Pearl homicide case advised the Supreme Courtroom that the case didn’t fall within the class of terrorism as per the apex court docket orders, because the listening to of the appeals towards a excessive court docket ruling within the case continued on Thursday.
A 3-member bigger bench, headed by Justice Mushir Alam and together with Justice Yahya Khan Afridi and Justice Sardar Tariq Masood, sought arguments on terrorism costs earlier than adjourning the case till Wednesday.
In the course of the listening to on Thursday, Rai Bashir, the counsel for accused Salman Saqib, began arguments. He identified that the prosecution alleged that Salman Saqib went with Fahad Naseem and acquired cameras, scanners and printers however the bought gadgets had no function within the case.
Justice Yahya Afridi requested whether or not any witness testified towards Salman Saqib. Bashir replied that Salman Saqib’s title was not talked about in any witness assertion, including that the prosecution fabricated lies towards the accused.
Bashir advised the court docket that the current case didn’t fall below the class of terrorism as per orders of the Supreme Courtroom. Nonetheless, further prosecutor common of Sindh mentioned that Fahad Naseem was a pc professional and that he despatched e mail about Pearl.
Earlier, Mahmood A Sheikh, counsel for the accused Omar Ahmed Sheikh, mentioned that in any case stable causes needed to be given for a delay in registration of the case. Nonetheless, he identified, the FIR of Pearl’s abduction was registered 12 days late however no causes got for the delay.
He advised the court docket that every one the accused on this case had been detained illegally. Justice Yahya Khan Afridi mentioned that nationwide newspapers had accused that Omar Sheikh belonged to a terrorist organisation. The lawyer replied that he would give arguments on this query after contacting his consumer.
Justice Sardar Tariq Masood requested how the accused Omar Ahmed Sheikh bought a cell phone in jail. The legal professionals quipped how was it doable for a convict to make a threatening cellphone name to the president of the nation.
Later, the court docket directed the Sindh authorities to facilitate the lawyer of Omar Ahmed Sheikh to fulfill his consumer in jail. The court docket additionally directed the lawyer to offer arguments on terrorism costs after contacting his consumer.