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2005-08-17 01:46:29

KARACHI (Reuters) - Pakistani police have charged a militant over the 2002 kidnapping and murder of U.S. reporter Daniel Pearl, officials said on Wednesday. Mohammad Hashim Qadir was arrested last month in the central province of Punjab and he was later handed over to Karachi police for investigations. Intelligence officials have said Qadir, also known as Arif, had set up a meeting between the Wall Street Journal reporter and his kidnappers. Investigating police officer Gul Hameed...

2005-08-09 08:04:25

KARACHI (Reuters) - A Pakistani militant suspected of having a link to the 2002 kidnapping and murder of U.S. reporter Daniel Pearl was brought before a court on Tuesday and ordered detained in connection with a separate case, police said. A civil court in the city of Karachi allowed police to hold Mohammad Hashim Qadir for investigation for five days in connection with the killing of a man on June 5. Police said he would also be charged in connection with the Pearl case. "We have already...

2005-08-06 08:31:11

By Zeeshan Haider ISLAMABAD (Reuters) - An Islamist militant suspected of bringing murdered U.S. reporter Daniel Pearl to his kidnappers has confessed he was working for two key al Qaeda-linked operatives, police said on Saturday. Mohammad Hashim Qadir was arrested last month in Gujranwala in the central province of Punjab. Security sources believe he set up a meeting between Pearl and militants who later kidnapped and killed him. "He has confessed to his role in the Pearl case and to...

2005-07-30 21:26:55

KARACHI (Reuters) - Already struggling to cope with hundreds of al Qaeda and homegrown militant cases, Pakistan's courts risk being swamped by the latest mass detentions unless the authorities unclog an easily manipulated appeal system. A government crackdown in the past two weeks has netted some 600 militants, Islamist activists and firebrand preachers. Over half the cases could fall under the ambit of an anti-terrorism law, while others will involve charges such as the misuse of...

2005-07-28 02:42:49

ISLAMABAD (Reuters) - Pakistani security forces have arrested an Islamic militant who is thought to have set up a meeting between murdered U.S. reporter Daniel Pearl and his kidnappers, police said on Thursday. Mohammad Hashim Qadir, alias Arif, was arrested three or four days ago in the city of Gujranwala in the central province of Punjab, the city police chief Zafar Abbas told Reuters. "He has gone through court procedures and right now he is in jail," he said. Intelligence officials...

2005-07-15 08:26:11

By Zeeshan Haider ISLAMABAD (Reuters) - One of the London suicide bombers met in 2003 with a man later arrested for a church bombing in Pakistan, an intelligence official said on Friday. Pakistani security agencies are investigating possible links between militant groups based in Pakistan and Shehzad Tanweer, a Briton of ethnic-Pakistani origin who was one of four bombers in the July 7 attack that killed at least 54 people. One of the groups being checked is Jaish-e-Mohammad (Army of...


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  • A beast of burden; also, a beast in general.
'Jument' ultimately comes from the Latin 'jugum,' yoke.
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