US embassy’s demand

Published: January 29, 2011

MELBOURNE: This is with reference to your report on the website titled “US embassy demands immediate release of Davis”.

The law should take its course. If he is a diplomat and has diplomatic immunity, then regardless of the way some of us would like things to turn out, he will have to be released. I would like to see as much outrage when our own women are being paraded naked in public, or burnt with acid, or killed in the name of honour. Where is the outrage when innocent Pakistanis, by the thousands, have been done to death by suicide bombers?

Now we have a situation where, by most accounts, a foreign national acted in self-defence against two men who were trying to rob him and we have people baying for his blood. These are the same Americans, whether we like it or not, who keep us from going under, who bail us out with their aid, and who provide us funds for infrastructure, roads, hospitals and who provide scholarships every year to hundreds of bright Pakistani minds.

We, on the other hand, are living with our mob mentality and our penchant for hanging people.

Haris Chaudhry

Published in The Express Tribune, January 30th, 2011.

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  • Jan 30, 2011 - 1:29AM

    This is with reference to Haris Chaudhry’s letter in which he has talked of immunity to the US citizen, alleged killer Raymond Davis, and the US support to Pakistan.

    I would like to draw the attention of Haris Chaudhary that where he has read that immunity means a person may kill even the president and then he may be scot free. In fact, immunity means he has great concessions for example checking of his vehicle etc. Nowhere in the world,immunity means kill people and be at large.

    If the US has been providing us strategic support, we have been doing much than this for the US. We have been fighting the US war since 2001. We have destroyed peace of our entire country and brought our economy at the brink of collapse. We have handed over many innocent to the US in the name of war on terror.

    If the US has been supporting us financially, it is his no thanks on us, and at the moment Pakistan and the US are need of eachother. However, this never means that a killer may be released on the wrong interpretation of immunity.

    The US citizen must be tried in the court in a transparent and speedy manner. Letting such without trials may create Tunis and Egypt like feelings of the youth here. The Pakistani government should behave in an Islamic manner and run the case in the court.

    Inayatullah Rustamani,

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