Sindh High CourtThe Supreme Court on Wednesday turned down, once again, a plea to suspend the Sindh High Court (SHC) April 02 verdict of acquitting four convicts in the Daniel Pearl murder case . A three-judge bench of the apex court, headed by Justice Mushir Alam, heard the case and adjourned the hearing until the first week of December. The court was hearing appeals filed by the Sindh government and the family of the slain US journalist challenging the SHC verdict. Justice Mushir Alam noted that the lawyer representing Pearl’s parents couldn’t appear due to personal engagements. A counsel for the accused persons, opposing the plea to suspend the verdict regarding their release, contended that his clients have been in jail for the past 19 years. They have been illegally detained despite the SHC verdict acquitting them, he added. The Sindh government’s lawyer said the provincial government will have to face difficulty if the SHC verdict is not suspended.