Asra Nomani on tracking down Daniel Pearl suspects

Asra Nomani, a journalist and activist who teaches at Georgetown University, talks to Murali Krishnan at the Indo-Asian News Service about ‘The Pearl Project’. The aim of the project is to track down the estimated 19 suspects still at large in the Daniel Pearl murder case – the Wall Street journalist was killed in Pakistan in February, 2002.

“I am confident that the whole truth will be out. It’s going to take some time and I am using networks and journalists who can help in piecing together the case,” Nomani told IANS while making a presentation on her project at the global investigative journalism conference here. “The FBI says this is an open investigation, but in talking to officials it’s clear there’s no work being done on the ground.” adds the feisty Nomani, who was born in India but later migrated to America with her family. link

Nomani was a close friend of Pearl having worked with the reporter at the Wall Stret Journal for almost ten years.