You use the word ‘implicated’ like it’s about making toast.
That incident was cold-blooded murder, assassination - very nasty non-professional style.
Of course it was.
But, the alleged mastermind Omar Sheikh sits in a Pakistani Jail, treated like a king, luxury meals and visits by friendly women, safe from American hands, and the US has allowed it.
KSM has confessed to hacking off Pearl’s head.
But what kind of jihadis send a note asking the US to release fighter jets in exchange for Pearl’s life.
I’ll tell you - Pakistani govt sponsored jihadis.
The non professional hacking was a cover by Pakistan’s ISI.
Pearl had stuck his head in the lion’s mouth.
As far as Gilani, there’s also the Rashid Trust on the grounds of which Pearl was held, one of the board members being Gen Musharraf.
So, Gilani may have supplied foot soldiers but under orders from the ISI.
Hence, implicated, and that’s all it is since the USA has done NOTHING to stop him or his compounds in the CONUS.