A Pakistani court on Thursday ordered the release of Sheikh and his three aides – Fahad Naseem, Salman Saqib and Sheikh Adil – who were convicted and sentenced in the case. Declaring the detention of the accused illegal, the court ordered immediate release of Omer Saeed Sheikh, Fahad Naseem, Salman Saqib and Sheikh Adil. "The detention order is struck down,” said Faisal Siddiqi, the Pearl family lawyer. Salman Saqib Sheikh (Urdu: سلمان ثاقب شیخ ‎), credited as Mani, is a Pakistani television actor, host and VJ.Mani is mostly known for his comic roles. A Pakistani court on Thursday ordered the release of Sheikh and his three aides—Fahad Naseem, Salman Saqib and Sheikh Adil—who were convicted and sentenced in the case. The Sindh High Court on Thursday ordered the release of British-born al-Qaeda leader Ahmed Omar Saeed Sheikh and his three aides -- Fahad Naseem, Salman Saqib and Sheikh Adil-- who were earlier convicted and sentenced in the case. Sheikh was sentenced to death, and the other three to life in prison for their roles in Pearl's murder. “I was married to another woman for 12 years before Hira came into my life,” he said. The court has also ordered immediate release of Fahad Naseem, Sheikh Adil and Salman Saqib. He had been arrested in Delhi in 1994 for kidnapping four foreign tourists. According to Daily Pakistan, the Sindh High Court also ordered putting the names of accused Ahmed Omer Saeed Shaikh and others in the exit control list (ECL). The three others charged in Pearl's murder — Fahad Naseem, Adil Sheikh and Salman Saqib — were acquitted on all charges. During proceedings, the court ruled that the provincial authorities had been unable to produce justifiable reasons for their continuous detention. The court in April turned the death sentence awarded to Sheikh in a seven-year jail term in addition to acquitting other three suspects — Fahad Naseem, Salman Saqib and Sheikh Adil — earlier handed life sentences. He will now walk free. Salman Saqib Sheikh (m. 2008) Children: 2: Hira Salman (née Saleem; born 27 February 1980), known as Hira Mani, is a Pakistani television actress, presenter and former video jockey. The Sindh High Court on Thursday has directed to release terrorist Ahmed Omar Saeed Sheikh, Fahad Naseem, Sheikh Adil and Salman Saqib in connection with the abduction and murder of US journalist Daniel Pearl. The court has ordered immediate release of Omar Saeed Sheikh and also Fahad Naseem, Sheikh Adil and Salman Saqib. In April 2020, the high court overturned the murder conviction of principal suspect Ahmed Omer Saeed Sheikh while acquitting Fahad Naseem, Salman Saqib and Sheikh Adil. The Sindh High Court on Thursday has directed to release terrorist Ahmed Omar Saeed Sheikh, Fahad Naseem, Sheikh Adil and Salman Saqib in … He started his career as a junior anchor and host before becoming a sitcom and comedy actor. Representative Image. A two-judge bench of the Sindh High Court, presided over by Justice K.K. They are to walk out of the prison on Saturday as their release orders were received very late. Sheikh had been serving a prison term in India for kidnapping western tourists. "We are deeply concerned by the reports of the December 24 … Islamabad , December 24: The Sindh High Court on Thursday has directed to release terrorist Ahmed Omar Saeed Sheikh, Fahad Naseem, Sheikh Adil and Salman Saqib … Known for his comedies, Salman Saqib Sheikh (aka Mani) in a recent interview, stated that there is no comparison between him and his actor wife Hira Mani. In a statement, Rosen said the judicial rulings reversing Omar Sheikh conviction and ordering his release are an "affront to terrorism victims everywhere". A three-judge bench led by Justice Mushir Alam on September 28 noted that till the next date of hearing, Omar Sheikh, Fahad Nasim Ahmed, Syed Salman Saqib and Sheikh Adil shall not be released. On April 2, the SHC had struck down the death sentence and life imprisonment of Ahmed Omer Sheikh, Fahad Naseem, Syed Salman Saqib and Sheikh Mohammad Adil, which had been given by the trial court the Daniel Pearl murder case. However, the Sindh government has opposed Sheikh’s release, saying it would endanger the public. Rosen statement comes days after the Sindh High Court directed to release terrorist Sheikh, Fahad Naseem, Sheikh Adil and Salman Saqib, the accused in the abduction and murder case of US journalist Daniel Pearl. Sheikh, a British-born Pakistani, was one of the three terrorists the Indian government had freed in 1999 in exchange for a hijacked Air India flight and its passengers. Sheikh will be freed until the appeal is completed, he said, but will be returned to prison if the family is successful in overturning the acquittal. A Pakistani court had earlier accepted Omar Saeed Sheikh’s appeal against the death penalty and commuted his sentence to seven years in prison. … Salman Saqib Sheikh, more commonly known as ‘mani’, formally announced his loyalties to the PSP on the occasion. 95.6k Followers, 11 Following, 1,023 Posts - See Instagram photos and videos from Salman Shaikh (@manipakistani) However, following the court verdict, the Sindh government placed them under 90-day detention under the Maintenance of Public Order. Islamabad [Pakistan], December 24 (ANI): The Sindh High Court on Thursday has directed to release terrorist Ahmed Omar Saeed Sheikh, Fahad Naseem, Sheikh Adil and Salman Saqib in connection with the abduction and murder of US journalist Daniel Pearl. The move came months after Sheikh’s sentence was reduced and his aides were acquitted in the case that made global headlines. The detainees had filed a petition in the court, challenging their detention under Maintenance of Public Order (MPO), initially for 90 days under the Anti Terrorism … The three others charged in Pearl's murder — Fahad Naseem, Adil Sheikh and Salman Saqib — were acquitted on all charges. Trial court on 15-07-2002 had convicted Ahmad Omer Saeed Sheikh, and awarded him death sentence, while Adil Sheikh, Salman Saqib, and Fahad Nasim, were … He already had served more. It had issued the order while hearing appeals against the SHC’s April 2 order in the Pearl case. Pakistani actor Salman Saqib Sheikh spoke about his ‘first wife’ on Shaista Lodhi’s show, saying that he was married to a woman before Hira and had a son with her as well. The three others charged in Pearl’s murder — Fahad Naseem, Adil Sheikh and Salman Saqib — were acquitted on all charges. She gained critical acclaim for portraying the role of Gaiti in ARY Digital's popular series Do Bol (2019) and Hania in Mere Paas Tum Ho (2019). A Pakistani court on Thursday ordered the release of Sheikh and his three aides-- Fahad Naseem, Salman Saqib and Sheikh Adil-- who were convicted and … The couple then split up due to a divorce. The official said the apex court order has not been specifically recalled. Daniel Pearl, the 38-year-old South Asia bureau chief for The Wall Street … In April the high court had heard the appeals of Sheikh, Fahad Naseem, Sheikh Adil and Salman Saqib, 18 years after they were sentenced and acquitted Sheikh, Saqib and Naseem. The actor said that he had a wife before Hira whom he was married to. British-born militant Ahmed Omar Saeed Sheikh, convicted for the abduction and murder of US journalist Daniel Pearl in 2002, was on Thursday ordered to be released by a Pakistani court.. 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