Pakistan: No terror-link nationals to U.S.
Pakistan has told the United States it will not extradite nationals suspected of helping the Taliban or al-Qaida networks, including the killer of Wall Street Journal reporter Daniel Pearl, an official told United Press International. “We would instead prefer to try and punish them inside the country,” Interior Secretary Tasneem Noorani said. Noorani, who was in Washington this week to attend the second meeting of the U.S.-Pakistan joint working group on terrorism, said even Ahmad Omar Saeed Shaikh, the man accused of killing American journalist Daniel Pearl would not be extradited. The British-born Islamic militant was convicted and sentenced to death on July 15 for the kidnapping and murder of the 38-year-old Pearl who disappeared Jan. 23 in Karachi while working on a report about Islamic militant groups. Three other men — Salman Saqib, Fahad Naseem and Shaikh Adil – received life sentences for their role in the killing. Full Story