Pakistani Journalist Group Appeals for Release of Daniel Pearlread Yesterday’s Appeal by a Group of International Journalists

February 1, 2002

I, being the president of Hazara Union of Journalists and Secretary General, Press Club, Abbottabad, Pakistan appeal to the abductors/captors of Daniel Pearl to release the WSJ reporter unconditionally and immediately. Islam does not permit or cordone such acts. Rather it teaches us to show hospitality to even one’s enemies let alone one’s guest. Mr. Pearl was a guest in Pakistan and his captors must treat him as such and release him without any delay.

Sardar Abrar Rashid
Secretary General,
Press Club, Abbottabad