York, March 18, 2013--Pakistani authorities announced today that they have
apprehended a militant who was allegedly involved in the 2002 murder of Wall Street Journal reporter Daniel
Pearl in Karachi, according to news reports.
"As with every journalist murder, any and all perpetrators in the slaying of Daniel Pearl must be prosecuted and punished," said CPJ Asia Program Coordinator Bob Dietz. "In order to curb growing impunity in Pakistan, it is imperative that authorities send the strongest possible signal that acts of anti-press violence will not go unpunished."