Georgetown University’s Pearl Project, a three-year investigation into the criminals responsible for Pearl’s murder, named Saeed as one of 27 men connected to the case. As of the project’s report release in January 2011, only four men had been charged.
But a violent streak this year seems to have stirred Pakistani officials to work: In the first six weeks of 2013, six media workers died and about 2,000 journalists have been assaulted or kidnapped in Pakistan. Along with Syria and Somalia, the country is now listed as one of the most dangerous for journalists.
Perhaps as a result, Pakistani paramilitary have been searching for Saeed for three weeks, an anonymous official told The Times, and last Thursday six Taliban militants were arrested in Karachi, Global Post reported.