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Karachi Hosts Peace Concert for Daniel Pearl


About 150 diplomats, politicians, artists, and others paid tribute at a concert by Pakistani musicians to Wall Street Journal reporter Daniel Pearl, who was slain in the city by Islamic militants.

Pearl was kidnapped and beheaded in Karachi in 2002 while researching a story on Islamic militancy.

Pakistani vocalist Farooq Ahmed, accompanied by guitarist Amir Zaki, sang of tolerance, peace and harmony during the heavily guarded concert Monday night at the U.S. consular general’s residence.

“Daniel Pearl … left friends the world over wherever he had gone in search of truth to fulfill his professional obligations,” said Douglas C. Rohn, the consul general…