WASHINGTON: US lawmakers said on Tuesday that they told Pakistani leaders on a visit that Congress would consider cutting aid unless Raymond Davis is freed. Representative Buck McKeon, chair of the House Armed Services Committee, said he mentioned to Pakistani leaders that Congress was working on the budget. Asked if aid could be at risk, McKeon told reporters, “It very well could be.”
Representative John Kline said there “would be a lot of support” for cutting aid if the American, who the United States insists has diplomatic immunity, is not freed.
Published in The Express Tribune, February 9th, 2011.