Deaths and diplomacy: Law will take its course, says Sana

Published: January 29, 2011

Law minister says they will not bow down to any pressure. PHOTO: FILE

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.

Reader Comments (4)

  • Adnan S. Khan
    Jan 29, 2011 - 2:07PM

    Hope he manages to keep his wordRecommend

  • Adnan ullah from Karachi
    Jan 29, 2011 - 3:57PM

    Raymond Devis
    Killed 2 people at a public place of Lahore & claimed to fire in self defence.

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    Us embassy has refused to cooperate with Pakistan & demanding his immediate release

    At other site Dr Aafia an innocent Pakistani citizen who was alleged from attacking two US soldiers in self defense in war

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    Sexual and mental torture for 5 yrs and then finally sentence for 86 yrs and al this with full support of Pakistan Govt.

    Why this difference?

    Is a random Us citizen above the law

    Its time to make a call

    Release aafia Recommend

  • mussarat ahmedzeb
    Jan 30, 2011 - 10:34AM

    @adnan s khan please show some respect to our politition,s.Rana simply gave a word of honour.Recommend

  • Abdul Mannan Lodhi
    Jan 30, 2011 - 8:06PM

    Justice should be done to all.To the Americans and to the deseased’s families.So for the immunity is concerned ,it is against the very concept of justice.No immunity to any person ,a member of diplomatic community or a person holding the highest positions in our government.It must not be acceptable .The justice must however should be done to both parties and ascertained the circumstances under which the American had to fire at the victims.If at all Pakistan has signed some undertaking under the Gneva Convention,it is not clear to what staff such immunity applies. And for what crimes? If it applies to the persons other than the ambassadors and include persons involving crimes as murder ,we must mourn the wisdom of those who made such laws and those who signed them.The USA has been helping Pakistan on a number of occasions in the interest of both the nations .But because of some of its actions in undermining the sovereighnty of our country , humiliation of the Pakistani nation and working at times against its interests has created hatred for this great nation.Nations are not for sale.Because of being a powerful nation and that it has been helping us can be treated as a repectable big brother but relation of a master and slave can not be acceptable .I wish the present problem is solved to the satisfaction of all concerned .It is the responsibility of the goverment to see that the foreign missions respect the laws of this country.But our politicians past and present including military rulers have been ignoring the national interests .No wonder that our nation including its leaders are humiliated.Recommend

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