Munter meets Awan: US engages legal counsel for Davis

Published: February 22, 2011
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Beale also confirmed that US Ambassador Cameron Munter met Law Minister Babar Awan on Monday.

Beale also confirmed that US Ambassador Cameron Munter met Law Minister Babar Awan on Monday.

ISLAMABAD: The US has finally engaged a legal counsel for Davis, said US Embassy acting spokesperson Courtney Beale while talking to The Express Tribune.

“We cannot disclose the names but yes we did work to find the right person,” Beale added. No lawyer has represented Davis so far, as the US claims the court proceedings are not in line with international laws.

Beale also confirmed that US Ambassador Cameron Munter met Law Minister Babar Awan on Monday to discuss legal issues pertaining to the Davis case, but declined to disclose details of the meeting.

Published in The Express Tribune, February 22nd, 2011.

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  • Nasar Ali
    Feb 22, 2011 - 4:50PM

    Congratulations Ambassador for thinking of doing the right thing for a change because your fellow American,aka Raymond Davis, this extraordinary purveyor of death with a Glock cum video film maker of his victims (a budding Eisenstein ?) ,immediately after their despatch to the hereafter,in one of Lahore’s busiest streets, is definitely going to need a legal counsel . And while you are at it you could do your country and its present top leaders and your not so literate bosses such as Barack Hussein Obama and Hillary Rodham Clinton not only a big favour but also proud by thinking out of the box and engage some Pakistani legal counsel if only to teach them the abc of international law, such as for example that there is no such thing or species as a “diplomat” or “diplomatic passport” or “diplomatic visa” in the realm of international law and therefore these terms do not ipso facto in any way or in any circumstance(s) engender any privileges, much less immunities, in Islamabad or Ouagoudougou or anywhere else in the world for that matter. Fortunately,even though Pakistan is a very poor and abysmally underdeveloped country, and thanks to your patronage firmly in the clutches of some confirmed superkleptocrats for the present, it does not lack brains -least of all in Hotel Shehrezade on Constitution Avenue I In fact some of them may have been polished and properly too in, among other places, th ivy leafed quadrangles of Berkeley, Chicago, Columbia, Harvard.and, lest I forget, Yale.Recommend

  • Danny
    Feb 22, 2011 - 6:52PM

    Now Babar Awan is goin to be Davis’s counsel??? If yes, then, what a Shame???Recommend

  • Salim C Mitha
    Feb 22, 2011 - 11:06PM

    The expatriate Pakistani community in South Florida feels that the Pakistani authorities must take a firm stand on this issue. Don’t be bullied. Recommend

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