LAHORE: Law Minister Rana Sanaullah told reporters that Raymond Davis, the US Consul employee, and his unidentified colleague(s) who killed three men, would be dealt with under the Pakistani law. “We will not bow down to any pressure,” the law minister said.
He was addressing a press conference at the committee room of the Directorate General of Public Relations. Two separate FIRs have been registered on behalf of the families of the deceased young men. One is registered at Lytton Road police station under section 302 on the complaint of Imran Haider, brother of deceased Fiazan Haider. The other has been registered on the complaint of Ijazur Rehman, the brother of Ubaidur Rehman, who crushed to death by a US Consulate vehicle.
Promising compensation to the Ubaid’s family, the law minister said that the US Consulate had been asked to cooperate with police in the arrest of the culprit(s) other than Davis. Sanaullah rejected the impression that Davis was being treated as a guest. “No VIP protocol was offered to the criminal,” he added.
Published in The Express Tribune, January 29th, 2011.