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This undated handout file picture launched from the Wall Road Journal exhibits Wall Road Journal reporter Daniel Pearl, who disappeared in Karachi January 23, 2002 after telling his spouse he was going to interview an Islamic group chief. — AFP

The Sindh authorities on Thursday introduced it is going to file a evaluate petition towards the Supreme Courtroom’s determination to acquit Omar Sheikh, who was convicted of masterminding the kidnap and brutal homicide of US journalist Daniel Pearl.

The Supreme Courtroom rejected appeals filed by the Sindh authorities and ordered the discharge of Sheikh.

The provincial authorities had approached the highest courtroom towards an order of the Sindh Excessive Courtroom (SHC) overturning the conviction of Sheikh within the 2002 incident that occurred in Karachi.

Learn extra: A timeline of the Daniel Pearl case

A 3-member bench of the SC headed by Justice Mushir Alam introduced the decision with a 2-1 majority.

In a press release following the decision, Sindh data minister Nasir Hussain Shah stated that the provincial authorities “has decided to go for a review on the orders of the Supreme Court”.

“Omar Sheikh has admitted his involvement in the Daniel Pearl murder case,” he added.

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In the meantime, a spokesperson for the Lawyer-Normal for Pakistan Khalid Jawed Khan stated that the federal authorities is in touch with the Sindh authorities over the matter.

He acknowledged {that a} evaluate petition can be filed, asking the Supreme Courtroom to rescind the discharge orders of Sheikh and his associates.

“The federal government will provide the provincial government with every possible legal assistance in the matter,” the spokesperson added.

It isn’t clear how lengthy it is going to take for the petition to be filed.

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