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Sindh HC ordered Omar’s release Thursday. But a Wall Street Journal report quotes a Pakistani legal official, who says he will remain behind bars as authorities will try to prevent his release.
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In April, Sindh HC bench had commuted death sentence of British-born al Qaeda leader Ahmed Omar Saeed Sheikh, main accused Daniel Pearl abduction and murder case, to 7 years in prison.
Coronavirus pandemic, world distracted by Afghan peace deal and weak case in the murder of Daniel Pearl opened a window to acquit Omar Sheikh. But the US noticed.
Twenty years ago began the week-long Kandahar hijack. Result: Release of Pakistan-based terrorists Masood Azhar, Omar Sheikh and Mushtaq Ahmad Zargar.