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Daniel Pearl Murder Accused To Be Moved To Rest House

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Omar Saeed, the prime accused in American journalist Daniel Pearl’s murder, will be moved from death cell to a government rest house within two to three days, the Supreme Court ordered.

The court also directed complete security check of the rest house and allowed his family to meet him between 8 am and 5pm. The order also called for the government to bear the expense of transportation for his family. However, Omar Saeed Sheikh is not allowed to use internet and mobile services.

The top court had upheld the high court’s acquittal of Sheikh for Pearl’s murder on January28, by a majority of two to one, and ordered his release if he was not wanted in any other case.

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