Diplomat or not, Davis departs

Published: March 17, 2011
A video grab from Express News’ exclusive footage captured on February 15, 2011 shows Raymond Davis attempting to walk out during questioning by police. PHOTO: FILE

A video grab from Express News’ exclusive footage captured on February 15, 2011 shows Raymond Davis attempting to walk out during questioning by police. PHOTO: FILE


Ending one of Pakistan’s most testing diplomatic crises, 36-year-old American national Raymond Allen Davis – accused of being a CIA contractor and charged with killing two Pakistanis in a busy Lahore street in January, – was released by a Lahore sessions court on Wednesday after spending 48 days in detention.

Davis was released after paying Rs200 million as ‘blood money’ to the legal heirs of the deceased and Rs20,000 as fine for carrying an illegal weapon.

The court also awarded Davis 41 days imprisonment, equal to the number of days he had already spent in jail, while granting Davis benefit under section 382-B of the Criminal Procedure Code (CrPC) that relates to reduction in period of sentence of imprisonment.

However, despite the seeming resolution of the crisis, the thorny question of Davis’ status in Pakistan, and whether or not he was a diplomat entitled to immunity, remained unaddressed.

While the compensation amount was paid, US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has denied that the American government had paid anything. US admission of having paid compensation would have confirmed that Davis was, after all, not entitled to immunity and was  not a diplomat – which would have gone against Washington’s uncompromising stance on the issue that had been reiterated by even President Barack Obama himself.

How it went down

Additional District and Sessions Judge Muhammad Yousaf Aoujla issued the order while holding the trial of the accused at Kot Lakhpat jail.

US Consul General in Lahore, Carmela Conroy, was also present on the occasion.

There were a number of new twists and turns which resulted in the surprise release of Davis.  A new counsel, Raja Irshad, appeared on behalf of the complainants – the legal heirs of the deceased Faizan Haider and Faheem Shamshad – and requested the court to summon his clients, deputy prosecutor general Muhammad Akram told The Express Tribune.

Irshad filed an application under section 345 CrPC, saying the heirs have arrived at a compromise with the accused, and have no objection over his release, Akram said.

He added that a total of 18 legal heirs of the two deceased appeared before the court, proved their identity, submitted their affidavits and also showed receipts verifying the monetary compensation they had received.

Court sources added that Rs190,000 were deposited in the court treasury for the mother and sister of deceased Shumaila, wife of Shamshad, who committed suicide soon after her husband’s killing.

Zahra Faizan, Haider’s widow, also appeared before the court and said she had taken Rs30 million as compensation and had no objection over the release of the accused, sources said.

The judge repeatedly asked the legal heirs if they were coerced into arriving at this compromise but they maintained it was made under their free will, the sources added.

‘New lawyer’ negotiates the deal

Raja Irshad, the complainants’ new counsel on Wednesday, and a lawyer attached to the Supreme Court in Islamabad, said he was engaged by the victims’ families just two days ago to negotiate the agreement for them and represent them in court, according to The New York Times.

Irshad arrived from Islamabad just in time, as the court judge was beginning proceedings to indict Davis, and presented the judge with a signed agreement under which both families accepted the payment of “blood money” and pardoned the accused, The New York Times added.

“The families wanted this and they gave their statements voluntarily,” Irshad said while speaking to The New York Times.

In an interview later, Irshad said he had no dealings with American officials and that the Pakistani government had paid the compensation to the families in Lahore.

After the judge concluded the proceedings, the US consulate representatives and members of the victims’ families, along with their new counsel left Kot Lakhpat jail in a convoy of seven vehicles.

Soon after, Raymond Davis was flown out to the Bagram Air Base in Afghanistan, where he was to undergo a medical examination and be interviewed by American officials, The New York Times added.

Old lawyer caught ‘unawares’

The stand of the complainants’ former counsel Advocate Asad Manzoor Butt, however, posed new questions. Butt said that the “blood money” deal was done without his knowledge and that he was in detention when it was made.

“I was not allowed to participate in the proceedings of the case … and could not see or approach my clients,” the BBC quoted Butt as saying.

“I and my associate were kept under forced detention for four hours. If my clients have indeed signed a blood money deal, then this has been done behind my back and I don’t know anything about it,” he added.

Butt said he had been trying to contact the families since March 14 but their phones were off.

Who paid for the release?

The New York Times adds that in remarks to reporters in Cairo, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton thanked Pakistani officials and the families of the two men for agreeing to release Davis. “We appreciate the actions they took that enabled Mr Davis to leave Pakistan and head back home,” she said.

Asked about reports of compensation, she replied, “The United States did not pay any compensation.” Asked if someone else paid compensation at the request of the United States, she said “you should ask the families and the Pakistani government.”

Davis to be investigated in US

After his release from Pakistan, the US Department of Justice has opened an investigation against Raymond Davis in the Lahore incident, US ambassador to Pakistan Cameron Munter said in a press release.

The ambassador added that the families of the victims of the January 27 incident in Lahore have pardoned Raymond Davis.

The statement did not mention any details about any reported ‘blood money’ paid to the heirs of the two victims killed by Davis nor was there any mention of issuance of US visas to some members of the victims’ families. Alberto Rodriguez, spokesperson to the US embassy in Islamabad refused further comment when contacted.

Munter in his statement expressed gratitude to the family members of the victims for their ‘generosity,’ adding he “wish[ed] to express, once again, [his] regret over the incident and [his] sorrow at the suffering it caused”.

“I wish to express my respect for Pakistan and its people, and my thanks for their commitment to building our relationship, to everyone’s benefit,” he added.

With additional reporting by Irfan Ghauri in Islamabad.

Published in The Express Tribune, March 17th, 2011.

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Reader Comments (303)

  • Ammar
    Mar 16, 2011 - 2:01PM

    Pakistan finally takes a stand against America. Pakistan zindabad!! Recommend

  • Omar
    Mar 16, 2011 - 2:09PM

    Finally, the government did something right!Recommend

  • ashok sai
    Mar 16, 2011 - 2:21PM

    Why no body bother to investigate the motive behind the killings ?Recommend

  • Khalid Rahim
    Mar 16, 2011 - 2:56PM

    In the interest of justice and fair trial we should stop the insertion of comments until the outcome
    of this trial.Recommend

  • Blunt!
    Mar 16, 2011 - 4:31PM


    America needs to fill Pakistan’s pocket, perhaps by a few billion more to change their stand! Recommend

  • Asad
    Mar 16, 2011 - 5:20PM

    And the story ended finallyRecommend

  • some
    Mar 16, 2011 - 5:22PM

    What the hell is going with this government?Recommend

  • Noor
    Mar 16, 2011 - 5:23PM

    justice and emotions rarely go hand in handRecommend

  • Mar 16, 2011 - 5:24PM

    Have a safe flight, RaymondRecommend

  • Mar 16, 2011 - 5:24PM

    The state succumbs to its true masters.

    In protest, lets burn over own property, our own cars and motorcycles, strike and shutdown our own businesses and factories, that will show those Americans! Recommend

  • Nadeem Ahmed
    Mar 16, 2011 - 5:25PM

    The government has made very easy for families of victims to deal with Davis. Very soon he will be flying home.Recommend

  • Ahmed
    Mar 16, 2011 - 5:26PM

    What is this?

    What this means?

    Mercenaries are given freedom to kill people in Pakistan?

    Do we have a government? If yes, it is in Pakistan?

    Do we have any law?Recommend

  • Khawaja Faraz
    Mar 16, 2011 - 5:27PM

    i reserve my abusive comments……Recommend

  • Mar 16, 2011 - 5:28PM

    Everyone was just waiting for things to calm down and here you GO ! Recommend

  • faraz
    Mar 16, 2011 - 5:28PM
  • aly
    Mar 16, 2011 - 5:30PM

    did anyone read this correctly? it says hes been released and has left! Recommend

  • Amir
    Mar 16, 2011 - 5:31PM

    Nation’s blood has been sold again by traitors. There is a rule of law in the country BUT for those who have no powers. Govt, opposition, Supreme Court, High court, Police they are all traitors.

    These people definately deserve Taliban’s bombimg. May Allah bring those institution to deathRecommend

  • Tiger
    Mar 16, 2011 - 5:32PM

    Beggars can’t be choosers :)Recommend

  • Shiraz
    Mar 16, 2011 - 5:33PM

    Raymond Released: Alasss!!. Happy ending of a Drama Serial..
    I have no words for the family who played with the sentiments of the entire nation, now i realized why a wife of a victom suicided coz she knew that her family will take Blood money which definately will be in Millions of Doller, Recommend

  • Ali
    Mar 16, 2011 - 5:33PM

    So much for the justice!Recommend

  • Umair
    Mar 16, 2011 - 5:33PM

    Pathetic! This government is simply pathetic. They would see their mothers if they got a good deal for them.Recommend

  • N
    Mar 16, 2011 - 5:34PM

    What about Asad bhatti’s statement that the victims family was forced to sign pardon papers.

    All in all a game well setup…good that he went away but after a decisionRecommend

  • SK
    Mar 16, 2011 - 5:35PM

    I have to say, its better to die than being citizen of this country where American slaves have been placed to govern and kill people as per whim of American govt.

  • Muneeb
    Mar 16, 2011 - 5:35PM

    It was clear from the family’s interviews whether they wanted to pardon or not. Highly disappointing!Recommend

  • Sumair
    Mar 16, 2011 - 5:35PM

    bohat bohat mubarak ho!! proud to be a pakistani!!Recommend

  • ALI
    Mar 16, 2011 - 5:36PM

    Ashamed to be a Pakistani :( Recommend

  • Malik
    Mar 16, 2011 - 5:36PM

    One of the truest example of Begahrat …..Recommend

  • Mahmood Kazmi
    Mar 16, 2011 - 5:38PM

    pakistani law and justice system is just a joke. dont expect any further from the corruptRecommend

  • Talha
    Mar 16, 2011 - 5:39PM

    Once again, our military and civilian government has sold our nation for a little amounf of money.

    This is just shameless.Recommend

    Mar 16, 2011 - 5:40PM

    oh my god !! message to the world , kill a pakistani ,PAY AND WALK FREE !!!Recommend

  • Ahmed Iqbalabadi
    Mar 16, 2011 - 5:41PM

    Ghairat brigade….where are you now? The ISI operatives / dacoits families got the money!!!Recommend

  • satyram
    Mar 16, 2011 - 5:41PM

    Ha-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha… Poor Pakistani ! Value of life is also considered in money. I feel sorry for you people. Anyway, we do understand that beggars can’t be choosers !Recommend

  • harris
    Mar 16, 2011 - 5:42PM

    really? released? after cold blooded murder? way to go politics. and hey drones? we missed you. welcome back. thank you america. you bring us nothing but the buckets of death and mindless slaughter we so desperately need. Recommend

  • Mehriene
    Mar 16, 2011 - 5:42PM

    What a sell-out ! I’m ashamed to be a Pakistani today ….Recommend

  • All BS
    Mar 16, 2011 - 5:43PM

    ‘Davis was only indicted for double murder and not for other charges like espionage’Recommend

  • shah
    Mar 16, 2011 - 5:45PM

    should we expect an arab situtaion now>? well done slavesRecommend

  • aly
    Mar 16, 2011 - 5:46PM

    well honestly this was expected! so why fret over it. Pakistan has way more problems to think about. Recommend

  • rehman
    Mar 16, 2011 - 5:47PM

    really sad!!!Recommend

  • aly
    Mar 16, 2011 - 5:47PM

    well honestly..this was expected wasnt it?! why waste our anger here…Pakistan has way more problems to think about! let it go and move on!!!Recommend

  • faraz
    Mar 16, 2011 - 5:47PM

    He has been released according to the same Sharia law which we all want to implement in PakistanRecommend

  • Nadeem Ahmed
    Mar 16, 2011 - 5:48PM

    This whole drama was staged for one person’s (job) extention. When Pakistan’s most important person wanted his extention, he asked his Boot Polish Brigade to oppose Kerry-Logar Aid Bill and make lot of noise. Once the extension was given, whole Ghairat died down. Once again time tested drama was staged to get same results. The day government announced the extension of second most important person, it was expected that very soon Divis will be flying home. In reality Davis was innocent from the begining. Whatever he did was in self defence. Now everyone got, what they wanted. Families of dead robbers got money, second most important person got extention, religious fanatics got opportunity to prove their power. Boot Polish group got coverage in media. Government got new life.
    I am sorry for Davis, who suffered so much for so long.Recommend

  • Ahmed
    Mar 16, 2011 - 5:48PM

    pathetic…the state should prosecute and not the individual who, as in this instance, can be intimidated.Recommend

  • rofl
    Mar 16, 2011 - 5:48PM

    So much for for an eye – for – an eye pakistanis.Recommend

  • Mar 16, 2011 - 5:49PM

    Isn’t it like raping someone, and then forcing to admit that you are a prostitute, take money and stop crying like a Pup.Recommend

  • Masroor
    Mar 16, 2011 - 5:49PM

    O America!

    Choose me

    I will serve your purpose here better than the current politiciansRecommend

  • Shiraz
    Mar 16, 2011 - 5:51PM

    18 people become the “WARIS” of just two victims huh? What the hell, who give them the right to play with the sentiments of the entire nation.

    Funny part of the story is Davis was already flown away before the news breakRecommend

  • NaK
    Mar 16, 2011 - 5:51PM

    Shame on to all athouries,
    Come on Pakistanies time of Revolution.Recommend

  • Vaqas
    Mar 16, 2011 - 5:52PM

    Congratulations my fellow Pakistanis!
    Palm-greasing justice has been served, just the way our leadership likes it.
    Thank you PPP, PML, Khakis, Agencies and everyone else.
    It was clearly a team effort, and all the boys played well to get RD past the finish line safely.
    Americans, please come and hunt a few dozen of our people in the streets next week.
    I’m sure you know by now that you will only have to stay at the Adiyala or Kot Lakhpat ‘hotel’ for a few weeks before you get to go back to your home country with a pat on the back from our “pro-judiciary” politicians.
    Long live the Pak-America hunting partnership!Recommend

  • NaK
    Mar 16, 2011 - 5:52PM

    Azad adlia or setelment authoriy ?Recommend

  • Mar 16, 2011 - 5:54PM

    Thanks God, Shumaila Faheem isn’t alive today to witness this.Recommend

  • M Sharjeel
    Mar 16, 2011 - 5:56PM

    Its open the door for REVOLUTION…..WAKE UP PAKISTANRecommend

  • ArifQ
    Mar 16, 2011 - 5:57PM

    Good riddance, now can we please focus on Pakistan’s real issues such as poverty, education, healthcare and terrorism.Recommend

  • Usman
    Mar 16, 2011 - 5:58PM

    @ Talha, how is the military involved?

    And at all you others who are “shocked”, what were you expecting, a trial? a hanging? sure, dream on. This is Pakistan, crying over this is futile. Just make sure that you dont go down the same road as our leaders have.Recommend

  • Gappo
    Mar 16, 2011 - 5:59PM

    Out on the streets everyone …. ! Recommend

  • Neman
    Mar 16, 2011 - 5:59PM

    “Congratulations my fellow Pakistanis! Palm-greasing justice has been served, just the way our leadership likes it.
    Thank you PPP, PML, Khakis, Agencies and everyone else. It was clearly a team effort, and all the boys played well to get RD past the finish line safely.”Recommend

  • Masroor
    Mar 16, 2011 - 5:59PM

    O america!

    so many pakistanis are ready to be killed!

    come !

    Pay !


    Enjoy !Recommend

  • AnisAqeel
    Mar 16, 2011 - 5:59PM

    Everything has a price and America always paid the right price plus some change. Those who are unhappy should come out of dreams and work hard and spread education, the worldly education not Mullah’s education and when we are as strong to defend by ourselves, the price will also change to a higher level. It is as simple as that.Recommend

  • Roflcopter
    Mar 16, 2011 - 6:00PM

    What a joke, they released a terrorist!Recommend

  • Gappo
    Mar 16, 2011 - 6:02PM

    We are all a pathetic bunch of people … America rules us, they can even get away with raping our daughters … Sometimes I feel we really deserve all the misery that befalls us ! Recommend

  • moiz umar
    Mar 16, 2011 - 6:02PM

    why are ppl thinking that govt did right thing? its not right wat happened…they must’ve pressurized the families to sign the agreement…this is not at all good thingRecommend

  • adeel
    Mar 16, 2011 - 6:03PM

    Clearly Army is involved in releasing him. They know the fact these americans are involved in terrorists activities but because only ordinary ppl and soldiers are dying… so never mind.. they are in their office. army again let the whole country down. Shame on you. really disappointed. Recommend

  • NaK
    Mar 16, 2011 - 6:05PM

    23 March is coming, we need another resulotion for free county.Recommend

  • Gappo
    Mar 16, 2011 - 6:05PM

    Why don’t we convert Pakistan into a hunting reserve for everyone who can afford to pay up .. that’ll boost tourism with lots of aggressive foreigners coming for adventure trips to Pakistan and hunt Pakistanis and pay dollars/euros/GBP per body … the foreigners can even take back stuffed heads that have been decapitated as their hunting trophies .. Recommend

  • sana
    Mar 16, 2011 - 6:05PM

    where is independant judiciary? suo moto?Recommend

  • Blithe
    Mar 16, 2011 - 6:05PM

    Ashamed to be a Paksitani today.
    Never before have I felt so ashamed. Recommend

  • Faisal
    Mar 16, 2011 - 6:08PM

    Pakistan: Now an established slave of America.

    All political parties and our Army are Hounds, which America use to hunt us…
    We need to get rid of these dogs now…. Time has come…Recommend

  • Mulla Toofhan
    Mar 16, 2011 - 6:09PM

    @ Aamer

    Ooops !!! He got away.Recommend

  • Salman
    Mar 16, 2011 - 6:09PM

    In Money we Trust. Pakistan for sale. All taker accepted.Recommend

  • Pakistani
    Mar 16, 2011 - 6:10PM

    I am ashamed, truly ashamed, I believe anyone who has some bit of self esteem left would feel disgusted and damaged by this act of hypocrisy, i am sure there will be many untold stories behind this whole drama at all ends. For heavens sake people, wake up, what more would make you realize that we as Pakistani need to guard our dignity, our pride and self respect.

    I being Pakistani totally reject this. i don’t have enough or decent words to show my emotions right now. pathetic, simply pathetic, no politician is sincere or honest to this country, simply no one and we, regardless of the fact that one is educated or not, simply blindly follow these corrupt sorry politicians (so called) without taking into consideration that majority of these politician is purely illiterate, how can we expect them to be the leaders of educated masses or to device policies, make plans, think of building this country, its economy, act for the welfare of this nation or safe guard Pakistan’s interest etc. All are busy either filling their pockets, fighting with each other, taking turns in governments, fooling nation that they are the best for this country despite their track records they deserve another chance, and we are so naive that every time we fall for it, amazing.

    I am ashamed that i don’t have enough to protest against all this, i may also lack the power or guts to tell them that i own Pakistan and i don’t subscribe to this non sense drama that you made up to release most a convict/killer/spy of most hypocrite country in the world i.e. USA. Shame on you USA, if you have any dignity left you should not be complaining or dictating any nation on lessons relating to humanity, civil/human rights, independence, justice or democracy.Recommend

  • zeeshan
    Mar 16, 2011 - 6:11PM

    In sharia law you can take the blood money but in this case he hasn’t been released according to sharia law, didn’t you read the whole article. Sharia law is the best if you truly understand it.Recommend

  • Cosmo
    Mar 16, 2011 - 6:11PM

    Dude, he simply bought the lives of those two he killed.Recommend

  • Mastuj
    Mar 16, 2011 - 6:11PM

    What’s the big problem here? The relatives would rather have money and US passports than have Davis serve a jail sentence. Their call.Recommend

  • LazyBum
    Mar 16, 2011 - 6:12PM

    Aah, now we can all re-focus on more pressing matters … World Cup 2011Recommend

    Mar 16, 2011 - 6:12PM

    no wordssssssssss………….:Recommend

  • asif
    Mar 16, 2011 - 6:13PM

    i m disgusted to learn about all this,..shame on these so called courts, law, govt, ministers,.they will be doomed inshallah very soon,..Recommend

  • hana
    Mar 16, 2011 - 6:13PM

    a slap on the face of ghairat brigadeRecommend

  • Maulana Sandwitch
    Mar 16, 2011 - 6:13PM

    He has been released as per sharia so one should be careful, while commenting on the issue.Recommend

  • Adeel
    Mar 16, 2011 - 6:16PM

    Paisa, dollars, green card…..better than human lives….welcome to Pakistan!!Recommend

  • Adeel
    Mar 16, 2011 - 6:17PM

    paisa dollars green cards….better than human lives…..welcome to Pakistan!!Recommend

  • LazyBum
    Mar 16, 2011 - 6:17PM

    If it’s proven that the governemnt pressured the families and coerced them forcibly to sign the pardon papers … that should be able to tip the scales in favour of a massive change in government and the status quo … isn’t there anyone in the country who can mobilise people on the streets? It’s time to step outside our houses everyone … Recommend

  • Noman
    Mar 16, 2011 - 6:19PM

    Wat the hell…………………how could these guys accept the blood money only at the last moment….i think guys there was some thing fishy going on………..Victim’s families had open an Joint Bank Account to get funds from the people to support them the fight on this case….Everything thing went wrong at the very right moment…and now the Punjab Government is saying that they didn’t have any involvement in this regarding the family accepting the Diyaat.

    unbelievable………..after reading this i am in a state of shock…….Recommend

  • ali
    Mar 16, 2011 - 6:19PM

    They have taken 20 Crore as blood money! Recommend

  • Mulla Toofhan
    Mar 16, 2011 - 6:20PM


    Did you hear Ramomd Davis was let go!!!! So much for your Pakistani justice system. Hope this dosent spoil your day too much.Recommend

  • asif pakistani
    Mar 16, 2011 - 6:20PM

    no more khappay . now i m changing my name from asif pakistani to nomore pakistani. hate dis country . what the hell is dis. i use to say i am proud to be pakistani but now i am going to say i regret to b pakistaniRecommend

  • Hmmm
    Mar 16, 2011 - 6:21PM

    I have an offer. I have Rs200 million in my account. If you want a rich family when you are dead and you are fed up of your life – contact me – I will come and kill you. Ops – I forgot I only have a Pakistani passport – may end up getting jailed for 86 years. Long live ISIRecommend

  • salim
    Mar 16, 2011 - 6:21PM

    Mulla’s are going to be very upset.Recommend

  • Mahmood Hussain
    Mar 16, 2011 - 6:24PM

    victims’s relative are forcibly sign on paper and given 210 millions and US visa.

    I think JI. should strongly protest against this “FORCIBLY”Recommend

  • Waqas
    Mar 16, 2011 - 6:24PM

    Soul sold to devilRecommend

  • maitre
    Mar 16, 2011 - 6:24PM

    U.S Pressurized pardon doesn’t mean anything. Its shame on the part of the government of Pakistan who let this double murder killer and U.S Black Water spy slip out of Pakistan. Atleast kick all these Americans out of this place!Recommend

  • Kunwar Moeez Khan
    Mar 16, 2011 - 6:25PM

    Dear All,

    Read the news article correctly. He has been released and sent back already. PPP Khappay PML N Khappay. At least now the people of Punjab should understand the real politics of these two parties. I feel extremely sorry for the departed souls specially the wife of the deceased who committed suicide as she knew that she would not get Justice. I call upon the COAS and CJ where are you guys and where are your swift actions. I guess the need for an army is gone. We dont need to spend billions on the army as they are incapable of defending us. CJ you proved your self to be a PCO Judge after all. Looking in to petty issues rather taking bold steps to save the integrity of Pakistan. Pakistan Ka Allah Hi Hafiz this is what Musharraf said. I guess after Japan now its our turn. Recommend

  • satyram
    Mar 16, 2011 - 6:25PM

    Your govt. may play some other drama in coming days to divert public attention, so be careful.Recommend

  • Saad
    Mar 16, 2011 - 6:26PM

    I am absolutely gutted! If there was a complete and fair trial we would have uncovered so many secrets about the Americans, but this is just too much. I’m so disappointed in the victims’ families, how could they do this? Forget the nation’s sentiments, they did this to their own children!Recommend

  • Raza
    Mar 16, 2011 - 6:26PM

    Are you fond of hunting…..? Come to the Jungle of Pakistan..Give some money and Kill as many people as you can..and Enjoy your huntRecommend

  • wahab
    Mar 16, 2011 - 6:28PM

    For those who think its an open door for revolution, he has been released by court according to the constitution of Pak, and after families pardoned him. Families had every right to pardon him. So stop making an issue out of itRecommend

  • Khalil Shah
    Mar 16, 2011 - 6:29PM

    This is misuse of Islamic Law, religious scholars claimed that even the family of those killed couldn’t allow this in this. Conditions of applicability of Islamic Law aren’t met. Thanks to stick of army and ISI, pressure of Punjab and Federal Government. This came immedietely after ‘successful talks” of ISI and CIA yesterday.Recommend

  • Fawad
    Mar 16, 2011 - 6:30PM

    finally it happend…. Yes SIR!!! Begggers are not choosers….!!!Recommend

  • Ron(INDIAN)
    Mar 16, 2011 - 6:31PM

    This is the big difference between your country and India. You blame our country for everything we too agree that our country is not yet developed one or superpower but still we are proud of our country because of our stable institution and democratic values. Few bad apples are bound to be there but over all our system and institution are far more superior as compare to the complexities, divercities exist. Proud to be an Indian. Thanks.Recommend

  • Noor
    Mar 16, 2011 - 6:33PM

    Shame on Pakistan. Ashamed of Pakistan Recommend

  • Mar 16, 2011 - 6:33PM

    I dont want to spoil my day over an american and this no consequence government. Salams for ever to the innocent people of Pakistan.Recommend

  • Mar 16, 2011 - 6:35PM

    Sharia law to the rescue :/Recommend

  • Irfan
    Mar 16, 2011 - 6:35PM

    The family members got close to 30 Crore and US citizenship

    I doubt they will even speak a word against anyone.

    It was well clear that the people who were murdered were criminals and davis being an agent.

    Any guy will have fear of taliban in pakistan especially a CIA agentRecommend

  • asif pakistani
    Mar 16, 2011 - 6:38PM

    he was carrying illegal weapons with him what about that case. from now i will carry with license pistol because i know no one can touch me because i live in pakistan where exist law of jungle or i say no law because even in jungle there is a law :PRecommend

  • SunniRage
    Mar 16, 2011 - 6:40PM

    Pakistan will remain closed because a Shia President released American for Sunni brother. This is blasphemy we will burn down all government bldg.Recommend

  • Salman
    Mar 16, 2011 - 6:44PM

    Thinking about writing a book. Could be a best seller in New York Times.

    “How to make slaves and influence traitors”Recommend

  • Nasir Jamal
    Mar 16, 2011 - 6:44PM

    The dollars did it all. They were only increasing their demand but such tactics. Unfortunate for the women who gave her life to get the murderer of her husband punished. Shame shame shame. If you had to sell yourself then why was so hue and cry raised. Shame shame shame. This is a national shame.Recommend

  • AnisAqeel
    Mar 16, 2011 - 6:46PM

    Don’t worry about Mullahs, they already have their piece of the pie and if this piece is smaller than blood money, the will protest in large numbers and loud until their rightful share is bestowed ‘by god’. Recommend

  • Timur Beg
    Mar 16, 2011 - 6:50PM

    What a shame,Recommend

  • Mar 16, 2011 - 6:54PM

    Now it may trigger a “Dama Dam Mast Qalandar” …. Let’s seeRecommend

  • anonymous
    Mar 16, 2011 - 6:54PM

    how many family members are going to the US then? oh wait.. everyone has brand new greencard na? insert gaaliyanRecommend

  • Nisar
    Mar 16, 2011 - 6:55PM

    I am feeling as if some one closer has gone missing………..probably it is Pakistan that used to live in my heart has disappeared at the moment……….
    Can some one help me find it please!!!!!Recommend

  • Mar 16, 2011 - 6:55PM

    the whole episode proves that nation and govt have some integrity and honor left. Till last moment no IMMUNITY was given. Although US used its all resources to pressurize pakistan but failed. whole case was dealt according to law.
    being pragmatic I think its a win win condition in which Pakistan has more win. now no US contractor or national will act as Raymond did and will be conscious that Pakistan will act. To be frank and putting emotionalism aside I think it was an honorable way out the bad situation.Recommend

  • Zarghun Khan
    Mar 16, 2011 - 6:56PM

    Cool down friends! I cannot believe that so many of you really thought that Pakistan could confront America. Your country – which you love so much – is afloat thanks to American dollars. You cannot beat America with the other fist while extending your begging bowl with one hand. Let us try to come out from our fouls’ paradise for a while and accept the fact that Pakistan would have long collapsed (if it has not already) without the American largese.

    Davis was never “arrested” in the true sense of the term. He was detained for a while for public consumption while being provided every facility one can wish for at home.

    Let us not make another mistake: He is not released by the “government” (nor was he arrested by the government). He was arrested, and now released, by the army generals. And the generals had not arrested him for “national honour”, they had arrested him for reasons best known to them, for had he been arrested for “national honour”, he would never have been released so easily. Recommend

  • moeed
    Mar 16, 2011 - 6:56PM

    today i am ashamed to call my self pakistani
    does anybody remember aimal kansi when we had a similar situation why did aimal kansi was’nt pardoned why did’nt the nawaz sharif government paid money to americans to pardon aimal kansi
    we want justice
    this beghariat kaum should wake up nowRecommend

  • saadat nazir
    Mar 16, 2011 - 6:57PM

    now, pakistan should wait for their furious battle,because earlear TTP has warned of attack on being released.Recommend

  • Atta Rasheed
    Mar 16, 2011 - 6:58PM

    Hello Americans , we are Pakistanis , we offer services in human killing. Feel free to come and shoot us. We charge 10 million / citizen. Special Offer , Kill 10 of us and get a discount of 10%.Recommend

  • Ali
    Mar 16, 2011 - 6:58PM

    wouldn’t be surprised to see Davis back to Pakistan in a few months under a different name. Recommend

  • Ali
    Mar 16, 2011 - 6:59PM

    If people don’t take to the streets now, then we deserve out fate. The nation is dead!Recommend

  • Ammad
    Mar 16, 2011 - 6:59PM

    Woooohooooo……Pakistan Zindabad. The very first day i heard this news, i knew the outcome. I even put a bet on it and right now i have enough money to take my class out for dinner. Partyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy.Recommend

  • Raymond Davis
    Mar 16, 2011 - 7:02PM

    Hey Guys….. I am freed… its awesome… I am American and Pakistan cant touch me.Recommend

  • Ahmed
    Mar 16, 2011 - 7:03PM

    Can we trust these courts and judicial system?

    Government has failed to protect citizens of Pakistan. Recommend

  • In God We Trust
    Mar 16, 2011 - 7:04PM

    It was upto the family of the victims. But of course Pak Government had something to do with too. Recommend

  • slapped
    Mar 16, 2011 - 7:06PM

    The family will be living in America now. They’ve accepted this offer.Recommend

  • Hamza
    Mar 16, 2011 - 7:07PM

    Thank you for finally realising that Raymon Davis is not the worst of our problems. Recommend

  • In God We Trust
    Mar 16, 2011 - 7:07PM

    Indians beware the next such case will be handled differentlyRecommend

  • kamaal
    Mar 16, 2011 - 7:08PM

    I regularly visit this site.I get to see so many comments from Pakistani readers where they talk about “self-respect”.They write so many thing about so called self-respect of theirs.Just wanted to ask.How much dollar it takes to forget “self-respect”.Recommend

  • Musthaq Ahmed
    Mar 16, 2011 - 7:08PM

    @Nadeem Ahmed:
    Nadeem ! You hit the bull’-eye ! But Davis’s innocence does not follow from your reasons.Recommend

  • Bangash
    Mar 16, 2011 - 7:11PM

    All the loud talk of “law, sovereignity and courts” amounted to nothing. Pakistanis sold themselves to US Dollars.Recommend

  • faysal
    Mar 16, 2011 - 7:18PM

    m afraid that after these bad events,pakistan may hit by a tsunamiRecommend

  • Ray D
    Mar 16, 2011 - 7:24PM

    Yo Paki Govt and my lovely jail supervisors … Thanks for the great hospitality at Kot Lakhpat and Adialaa .. I loved watching the prn and the comfortable bed in Camp Lakhpat … ooh, and thanks for the nice *ladies you provided for my “relaxation” … and not to mention all the booze we enjoyed with the Prison chief … Couldn’t have asked for a more pleasurable stay .. I will send you all postcards from the States and will definitely recommend my other CIA colleagues to come and have a “blast” (literally ;-)) in Pakistan … there are many other families who need the green card and some extra cash ..Recommend

  • In God We Trust
    Mar 16, 2011 - 7:26PM

    When we see Pakistanis coming and applying for immigration in America like a last resort we are not surprised! Look what we did with your Dr. Afia Siddiqi. All Pakistanis planning to be a legal immigrant in America beware!Recommend

  • Nael
    Mar 16, 2011 - 7:27PM

    Two things. No one has the right to object if the families have pardoned Davis against Diyat. But that is not it, what about his activities, I thought he was hurting Pakistan and Pakistanis. Is he not going to be held accountable for his evil designs against Pakistan? Is that not giving free licence to all the CIA spies/contractors, RAW and others to continue their evil work against the State. Shame on everyone involved in freeing this man. Shame on PPP, PML N and the Army. None of you are worth a dime. This is the first time in my life I am disappointed with Pak Army. No one is reliable around here. Recommend

  • Waqar
    Mar 16, 2011 - 7:28PM

    When you have a gun pointed at your head both literally or allegorically, hell, I’ll forgive even a child rapist! Recommend

  • Ramesh
    Mar 16, 2011 - 7:29PM

    I hope you will take solace from the fact the Indian Government in1984 quietly slipped out the bosses of Union Carbide responsible for the greatest industrial disaster in the history of mankind in Bhopal. Calm down and realise that lack of pride, treachery, deceit and greed comes very naturally to us South Asians irrespective the country.Recommend

  • Colorado NRI
    Mar 16, 2011 - 7:29PM

    Here in the US we think of ourselves as capitalists but Pakistan can teach us a thing or two about capitalism.

    When is the next Sale?Recommend

  • Abu Abdullah
    Mar 16, 2011 - 7:31PM

    @ Nisar

    I hear you brother and feel the same!Recommend

  • Antimullahs
    Mar 16, 2011 - 7:31PM

    what happened to all the mullahs where are they hiding? why no noise are they also sold out like our government. Shame on mullahs they couldn’t do anything…Recommend

  • Ahmed
    Mar 16, 2011 - 7:35PM


    Shame on you too.Recommend

  • bunny
    Mar 16, 2011 - 7:38PM

    Definately PML N would have won their govermental right form US during their next termsRecommend

  • sureboy
    Mar 16, 2011 - 7:44PM

    Being an American feeel proud today of our country for successfully releasing our CIA agent. This will teach a good lesson to pakistani government henceforth not to hold any American in Pakistani jails afterall we are ones supporting pakistan economically and militarily. Common Pakistanis need to understand that Pakistanis are surviving today just because of the America and no one else. If we stop aid your country will fall apart and no one will be able to save Pakistan not even God.Recommend

  • Mar 16, 2011 - 7:48PM

    Dear Pakistanis

    My lawyers dictated to me that we may be able to twist various aspects of Vienna convention on diplomatic relations. We tried, we failed!!!!!

    Line the pockets of the politicians? Been there, done that!

    Maybe the ”independant” Judiciary system could be manipulated……

    Searching………..searching………………… ………………..

    And then there was the silver lining…… ‘Diyaa'(blood money) implemented as salient features in the legal system that can be exploited by the wealthy. Thank my lucky stars, all 50 of them…..a human life could be so cheap, I never knew!

    Thank you Zia ul Haq


    (……lol @ the originality of the name!!! )Recommend

  • Karachi ctzen
    Mar 16, 2011 - 7:50PM

    Shame on PPP and PML(N) they played with the sentiments of the people , they can do anything for money and power.The worst govt in the history of Pakistan………….Recommend

  • Raonn
    Mar 16, 2011 - 7:55PM

    At least, the Americans would be convinced,—-how much Islam is peaceful religion.. Diya…..compensation
    But this is the shameful act of the Pakistani government who pressed the victim family. Diaya is not the name of threat,pressure….the government did what was being expected.Recommend

  • anuj mehta
    Mar 16, 2011 - 7:56PM

    BLOOD MONEY……so if you are rich you can kill as many people as you want in pakistan…..and pay price for the dead…….well, can i get price list……..i want to see whom and how many i can afford… LOLZZZRecommend

    Mar 16, 2011 - 7:59PM

    Pakistani government can do everything/anything for dollars.shame rulers.The ever worst curse is existing in Pakistan,They are not rulers,but a stigma and monster….Recommend

  • Qasim Alvi
    Mar 16, 2011 - 8:00PM

    BTW, the person who got the 86 years sentence was a US National!
    If Shumaila Faheem was alive, she wouldnt have gotten anything. Her in laws would have kept all the money.
    Out of the 210 million paid, 10% be given to Jamat-e-Islami for Jihad Kashmir fund, that will purify the diyat amount.Recommend

  • Mar 16, 2011 - 8:05PM

    Green Card is Accepted Here.Recommend

  • vasan
    Mar 16, 2011 - 8:06PM

    The most absorbing TV serial I have seen so far,.WHAT A BIG JOKE, THE SO CALLED INDEPENDENT PAKISTANI JUDICIARY,Recommend

  • Raj
    Mar 16, 2011 - 8:06PM

    All the Pakistanis in the US should surrender their US citizenship in protest and go back to Pakistan.Recommend

  • how
    Mar 16, 2011 - 8:08PM

    Since when USA became a fan of Islamic Laws….???
    If that is so then what about other islamic laws…….??????Recommend

  • Rifaye (India)
    Mar 16, 2011 - 8:10PM

    im wondering, what zaid hamidi could come up with his next conspiracy theory to pollute the last and very few remaining minds..even your immediate neighbours iran has got lot of guts and stood firmly up against west. feel sorry for the wife who commit suicide herself. when she is such helpless , what else she could do ?….

    the frustration that i see here, will only let to create more young population to take terrorism as a way to take revenge against west…and will eventually see more pakistani names in international terrorism. its gonna be cycle of event with each seen each other as a no 1 enemy.. and i am afraid that pakistan is already got well trapped into it.

    There is one good lessons that american could learn from this episode, the islamic extremism that americans target over years, is what actually helped them when they are in trouble.

    For all pakistanis, to worst is yet to come ! Recommend

  • Mar 16, 2011 - 8:12PM

    A sad day for Pakistan and our judicial system.

    I am completely shocked, disappointed, angry, bewildered, saddened, confused.

    Another blow to our esteem and our worth as a Nation.

    The court did not have to go along with diyat, as it is a criminal court and can go ahead with the case even if the families ‘pardon’ the killer.

    Everyone just passed the buck until the families finally relented. Death threats, financial inducements, attempts to kill by force feeding rat poison, offers of a US visa and harassment. All of these probably took their toll, and the pressure finally became too much for the victims’ families to bear.

    If I had been a leader of one of these so called right wing parties, I would have offered the families double the amount they were given, only not to pardon the killer. NOW that would have given some respect to these ‘religious’ parties.

    Now the Americans and Indians and any others, have been given a license to kill, with impunity, as long as they come on diplomatic passports.

    Shameless politicians and a shameless populace.Recommend

  • zaigham
    Mar 16, 2011 - 8:15PM

    Well done Pakistan!!
    I think it is wise on part of heirs of victims that wisdom prevailed and they pardoned for blood money. It is as per Islamic injunctions and now our religious activist should remain calm and quite.Recommend

  • Aadil Waqar
    Mar 16, 2011 - 8:23PM

    @Faraz. No where does the Sharia allow the government or the law reinforcement agencies to force the family of the murdered to pardon the murder. Don’t give wage statements, give a Quranic quotation to support what you said. Its time you admit that you and your whole nation is worthless. He’s NOT released because the sharia was obeyed, he is released because he was unfortunately caught in a place were people like YOU happen to live, who exchange mothers and sisters for dollars. Let anyone shoot dead their own people in daylight and release the murderer, saying its according to the Sharia! I think if there is any proud Pakistani out there, he should be ashamed of himself and he should look for an other country because even these people are as inhuman and unethical as the leaders. Recommend

  • Rifaye (India)
    Mar 16, 2011 - 8:25PM

    just one food for thought …some many Pakistanis are pouring your anger here,that a murderer got away killing two innocent civilian.

    dont you remember, we seek the same justice when 168 innocent civilian got killed by 10 brutal terrorist coming from your land.All we ask is punish those masterminds and the likes for waging war against us. even we give up extraditing those guys.we would have been happier, if Pakistani tried them in civilian court and punish them. yet we all know the result..

    how could you seek justice, when yourself failed to provide one !!!!!

    sorry to bring Mumbai episode here, i just want to relate that the emotion you show here is very much the same that we showed some time ago…Recommend

  • Raj
    Mar 16, 2011 - 8:36PM

    LOL!!! First they indict him on the charges of murder and then they release him!!!!! hooorhhhhh for for the puppet judiciary and the system!!!!!
    So one assumes that the powers be could not sustain Uncle Sam’s pressure, as otherwise Vitamin M= Yankee Dollar would be no more coming!!!!
    Why have all the drama, for past couple of months!!!!! just for the masses jubilation ?
    This was always a foregone conclusion in the circles that mattered, regardless of all the demos and dramas on streets of pakistan!!!
    It shows, How powerful the government and armed forces are in face of the Uncle Sam’s displeasure!!!! Recommend

  • Mar 16, 2011 - 8:42PM

    I pity any ‘gora’ who tries to err on the wrong side of the law in the future…..Alas mob justice will be served!Recommend

  • Babloo
    Mar 16, 2011 - 8:43PM

    Is there any crime in Pakistan for which you cannot pay money to someone and get away free ? Is there any concept that not everything is on sale ?Recommend

  • A
    Mar 16, 2011 - 8:44PM

    This whole drama was/is organized by Pakistan Army and ISI. They are palying the main role behind and knew the whole story. The nation must asked them to bring the truth to their blind nation.Recommend

  • Raj
    Mar 16, 2011 - 8:45PM

    Why make all this noise and show the reat of the world what clowns the ruling class really is in Pakistan!!!Recommend

  • jibran hayat
    Mar 16, 2011 - 8:48PM

    what a shame !
    Pakistani live means nothing to governoment , all they care about power , money and thier personal interest !!
    wake up pakistan Recommend

  • Mar 16, 2011 - 8:55PM

    To the Ambassador Mr. Muntor & Mrs Camella Conroy …

    If u can also plz compensate my Family by giving them Blood Money & American Passport — I am happily love to be killed by an another American CIA Contractor….

    I confirm

    Contractor to pay “blood money” to victims’ families

    Pakistan court acquits CIA contractor of double murder

    What we telling the world from this … read Below

    “AHHH !!! If u have 370 Million to pay as Blood Money, you can kill / Murder any 4 us.Recommend

  • ani
    Mar 16, 2011 - 8:56PM

    Ha! All that self righteous ‘ghairat’ bluster amounted to freedom for Mr. Davis!
    Here is the ultimate gesture to create a breakthrough in India – Pak relations. Ask India for a large amount of money to release and hand over known terrorists living in Pakistan. India will pay many times over. Recommend

  • A
    Mar 16, 2011 - 9:07PM

    This whole drama was/is organized by Pakistan Army and ISI. They are palying the main role behind and knew the whole story. The nation must asked them to bring the truth to their blind/fool nation.Recommend

  • Gori Larki
    Mar 16, 2011 - 9:08PM

    What if Raymond had shot a Gori who does not want to leave Pakistan?

    Now that would have been super interesting.Recommend

  • Raj
    Mar 16, 2011 - 9:08PM

    No doubt, Zardari will be invited to washington for few days sojurn!!! How can the people of Pakistan have this sort of people as their leaders!!!! it beggers belief!!!! Recommend

  • K M Rizvi
    Mar 16, 2011 - 9:08PM

    How about repealing “Diat” law? All is done according to what Islam sanctions. Why is all this noise, its what Shariat is about. Time to repeal all those laws making mockery of modern justice values. Law of evidence ( Qanoon-e-Shahadat), Law of inheritance ( Qanoon-e Wirasat ) Blasphemy Law ( Toheen-e-Rislat) etc. About time to end the parallel judicial system, which is always used by rich and the agencies against the have-not and san people. Weak up Pakistan, stop being fooled by agents of distraction and backwardness. These blood thirsty animals are not even muslims ……Recommend

  • Arshad
    Mar 16, 2011 - 9:11PM

    One American says you give money to pakistani he will put his mother in front of you. And which did these families now i am thinking maybe he was right. they can do any thing for money. Today i feel shame of my self that i am also a pakistani and live in the other country and now tomorrow morning when peoples ask me in this regards what i will say to them.Recommend

  • Ronit
    Mar 16, 2011 - 9:11PM

    wow…so finally Pakistan has found a prolific industryRecommend

  • Q
    Mar 16, 2011 - 9:12PM

    SHAME ON ISI Cheif, Army Cheif, Cheif Justice of Pakistan, Nawaz, Zordari and Gilani. These are the names of the true criminals…..
    So, much for a free Justice system!!! Recommend

  • Raj
    Mar 16, 2011 - 9:15PM


    Perfectly valid proposal!! lets suggest to indian government to offer financilal Assistance in form of AID via some off shore account, get the culprits we have been after for long time and hence peace may prevail in the region.
    As we now know the negociating skills of pakistan government is purely Vitamin M = Money!!!!! These guys will sell their own mothers it seems let alone their own soul!!!
    What puzzles me, is that are the masses in pakistan so stupid to fall for this time and time again?Recommend

  • Farhat
    Mar 16, 2011 - 9:24PM

    Shame Pakistan. Shame.Recommend

  • Raymond Davis
    Mar 16, 2011 - 9:28PM

    @Mulla Toofhan: Darling, we also own India! Recommend

  • Uza Syed
    Mar 16, 2011 - 9:31PM

    @Saeed Ehsan: Why —- she would have also ‘injaied’ the money and the “Green Card” and be married with some LUMS or NUST graduate and —– lived happily ever after! Recommend

  • Uza Syed
    Mar 16, 2011 - 9:33PM

    @Momin Ansari: Since no one appears to be interested in your useless self —- my highest bid would be ——- I offer you Rs 131 —- go and blow your little * (backside!).Recommend

  • Ayesha.
    Mar 16, 2011 - 9:37PM

    Now i understand why the lota drama was played in Punjab Assembly , the PPP and PML(N) were busy in solving the case of American terrorist Raimond ………………Why sharif brothers left the country today Are they traveling in the same flight.?…………………..Recommend

  • Tamoor Azhar
    Mar 16, 2011 - 9:39PM


  • Mar 16, 2011 - 9:40PM

    No Justice for Pakistanis in Pakistan for we’ve got bad leaders!Recommend

  • Usama Zafar
    Mar 16, 2011 - 9:45PM

    Great!! Now lets free Mumtaz Qadri as well!!Recommend

  • aq inqalabi
    Mar 16, 2011 - 9:46PM

    v r dead as a nation ,,,,, v r the colony of USA ,,,,,, just remove pak flag ,,,,,,,,, and wave the USA FLAG ……….LONG LIVE USARecommend

  • Munawar
    Mar 16, 2011 - 9:47PM

    Whats all the fuss about, its blow to our ego when an american assassin kills a few in Punjab but we give a rats arse when a DRONE kills a dozen or so in FATA. Has any one thought about collateral damage caused by those attacks , God knows how many innocent lives have been lost in those strikes.. Recommend

  • goggi
    Mar 16, 2011 - 9:49PM

    The state of Pakistan is the creation of our farangi masters and we the “darkies” are their slaves and dogs till today. I wish to confront these so-called great philosophers and politicians like Allama Iqbal or Mohammad Ali Jinnah and ask them a simple question: Can slaves be ever masters of their own destiny? History of Pakistan has proven “NO”! They lived in a fools paradise and robbed us of our thousands of years old identity as Hindustanis and are responsible for the mass bloodshed in 1947. Was this Pakistan the dream of Mr. Iqbal which is today no less then a nightmare? Watching the traffic of karachi at Johor mor or at the crossing of Chauburji chowk Lahore, or the garbage and filth on the roads, one don´t need to be a scholar to ascertain, that this is a society of insanes. Recommend

  • Raj
    Mar 16, 2011 - 9:52PM

    Don’t confuse yourseleves with sharia law or not!! for god’s sake can no one in pakistan see this was foregone conclusion and only guys who were making law for this not god, but your army chief, ISI and one unbelievable so called head of state. The rest of you did not even come into the consideration.
    Time people of pakistan realise this is not the democracy, that rest of the has! but sadly hidden agendas of few in power of the country, no better than military in charge! Recommend

  • Mar 16, 2011 - 9:53PM

    After he murdered two Pakistani men, CIA spy Raymond Allen Davis was charged with carrying and using illegal guns and bullets by the Punjab Police. He was also accused of supporting terrorism, contacting terrorists, guiding US drone bomb attacks on innocent Pakistanis, possessing spying equipment and spying (espionage) in Pakistan. He was not prosecuted for all these crimes. His release from jail is illegal/unlawful. Indeed, PPPP and PML-N tyrannies must be toppled through a real revolution.Recommend

    Mar 16, 2011 - 9:53PM

    AS PER CONTRACT ACT 1872, one person can give up his right only in civil litigations. but RAYMOND DAVIS killed 2 men, this isn’t a CIVL WRONG but a CRIMINAL activity under CCP ACT 1960. the case, legally, was between raymond davis and STATE OF PAKISTAN, not against the family of the victims..

    in these cases, it doesnot matter whether victims forgives the criminal or not, the criminal is to be punished as per LAW OF THE LAND.

    unfortunately the government thinks that people living in “their” country are too illetrate to understand anything.. thus it has taken the advantage.Recommend

  • faraz
    Mar 16, 2011 - 9:56PM

    @Aadil Waqar

    Dear, the family has already left US. I am no fan of Diyat Act; it differenciates between murderers on the basis of wealth. This should be an eye opener for you. Diyat Act precisely allows what you termed ‘exchange of mothers and sisters for dollars’. Recommend

  • Tilsim
    Mar 16, 2011 - 10:03PM

    Somebody should check what the Mullahs got. They were n’t in this for nothing. The Saudis were reported to be helping out on this front. Recommend

  • Kamran Khan
    Mar 16, 2011 - 10:03PM

    *I don’t know why heart is crying from the deep of my heart sitting thousands of miles away from Pakistan.I was sure that this is going to happen. But i don’t have words to share, i am so ashamed and these situations compelled me to leave my country, but now i think i made a right decision. Alas !!!! don’t know what is going on. May Allah have some mercy on people of Pakistan and send some angel type of person who can guide pakistan in right direction and get rid of these pro american politicians group including all PPP, PML a b c … etc etc. All are same to implement their master’s policies. * Recommend

  • sarfaraz
    Mar 16, 2011 - 10:04PM

    No comments on it, but we should proud to be Pakistani Recommend

  • A.M
    Mar 16, 2011 - 10:11PM

    Ashamed to be a Pakistani.
    How can the families of the deceased accept this?Recommend

  • Mango Man
    Mar 16, 2011 - 10:12PM

    What happened to all that bravado and saber-rattling against US? About how Pak will defeat the US designs and rule the world? When you cant even run your country, how will you realize your world-beating dreams!? Get real and wake up! Come to terms with reality! The conspiracy theories and denials will only lead your doom! Recommend

  • Tamoor Azhar
    Mar 16, 2011 - 10:14PM

    where is victim s family ??? so confused

    Both sharif brothers is in out of country today ???

    why justice is too fast & secret ???Recommend

  • Mirza
    Mar 16, 2011 - 10:19PM

    On one hand Pakistanis like Islamic laws, the army and free judiciary on the other they are now against this “Islamic deal” under Sharia law. You cannot hate the same laws you claim to love. If anybody opposes this open, fair and legal deal then they should come out against this unjust law.

    Either the law is good or it is not, it cannot be both. Grow up and and be civil. The Pakistani law favors the rich killers and you have to live with that. Either stand up against the ancient blood money laws or put up and shut up! Everything is for sale in Pakistan.

    Mirza, USARecommend

  • karachiite
    Mar 16, 2011 - 10:22PM

    for all those blasting judiciary … please note he has been freed following the due process (Diyat) it was all legit unfortunate, frustrating but legit .. However! it does expose the sham government and the manipulating ISI .. I am ashamed to say I once loved my agency but thankfully NO MORERecommend

  • goggi
    Mar 16, 2011 - 10:33PM

    @Rifaye (India):
    As a Pakistani I can just beg for pardon. May the souls of these people rest in peace! These are not only the 168 innocent lives in the brutal massacre of Mumbai, but also the hundreds of thousands innocent people slaughtered in 1947 and millions displaced. For what? Dear neighbours, when a grownup gradually discovers that her/his father is a murderer, a pimp, a serial raper, a traitor, imagine the impact on her/his mind and heart? Such is the state of mind for many of us pakistanis who discover that all their leaders (which have the function of a father) are traitors. As a peaceful citizen of this mother earth, I assure you, that all peace loving humans of Pakistan detest these murderers of Mumbai. But as you might have read, the killers of humanity did not even spare the governor and a minister of our Punjab, so from whom do you have expectations of justice? Recommend

  • A
    Mar 16, 2011 - 10:34PM

    This whole drama was/is organized by Pakistani ISI and CIA. They are palying the main role behind for long and knew the whole story. The Pakistan nation must asked them to bring the truth to their blind/fool nation. Allot of more here undercover…the nation has made fool.

  • ammar nasir
    Mar 16, 2011 - 10:39PM

    we pakistani now only can waits for the day of judgment when every thing gonna be clear like mirrior!!
    no more words for today’s sad situation:{Recommend

  • pakshia
    Mar 16, 2011 - 10:41PM

    what can u expect of sunni majority pakistan ruled by
    SHIA PRESIDENT ZARDARI. Only sunni country ruled by SHIA
    we will teach them.Recommend

  • mudassar
    Mar 16, 2011 - 10:45PM

    lets wait for our turns . it were faizan and faheem before and 2 innocent who lost their lives for nothing . now it will our turns every day . just wait for it till it comes . till the time enjoy indian music , films , dances , cricket so that we will not be sad when we give our lives .

    black dayRecommend

  • marium
    Mar 16, 2011 - 10:47PM

    It is an utterly shameful act on the part of nation including me, you and all other Pakistan nationals but this still is not enough to make us realize what those coward americans has done to us in the face of Diyat__kidnap, murder or pressurized negotiation??? Keep up the good work you politicians,judiciary,agencies and military. You all are going to face the One who will treat you well…..at least I am not going to forgive you. Recommend

  • Critical Observer
    Mar 16, 2011 - 10:54PM

    This proves that judiciary is an operative of ISI.

    This also proves that Pakistani blood is cheap and can be shed freely as long as money is thrown the way of the hungary masses.

    And finally, this proves that Pakistan is an American slave.

    A very dark day in Pakistan’s history. Recommend

  • Raymond Davis
    Mar 16, 2011 - 10:54PM

    Negative comments about every Pakistani or a nation as a whole are just as ignorant as the decision made by the court. I have no doubt that these deals were made under tremendous pressure by the leaders, ISI & agencies. The people in desperation often accept these bargains for their own security/protection or might as well be greed. I don’t agree with the deal made here & I believe Davis should serve the time for his crimes. If a deal like this can be made in the case of Davis then it can be made in the case of Taseer’s killer as well, just a thought, don’t give it a political angel!!!
    I myself been educated in the US, believe that educated Pakistanis are proud Pakistanis. Let’s not paint everyone with the same brush. When you do that you only sound ignorant.Recommend

  • Raj
    Mar 16, 2011 - 10:59PM

    Well Well ! this saga is like good soap opera!!! Now the US State dept says they never paid any money and suggested that one should ask Pakistan Government!!!!! Check out the link. http://www.reuters.com/article/2011/03/16/us-pakistan-usa-clinton-idUSTRE72F6V120110316Recommend

  • BM
    Mar 16, 2011 - 11:11PM

    Just some points to add

    According to my limited knowledge, Diyat is paid if you kill some one ‘accidently’, as per Quranic injunctions… Should not the court decide first if this was an accidental killing or intentional before the make a setlement. Diyat isnt applicable on intentional killing.

    I also feel that the family bears the maximum blame, not for taking the money, but lying through there teeth that they will not take it till the last day. Adds to the sentiment that we will sell our mothers for money.

    What about High Court notification on exit control list, overturned by a session judge ? Recommend

  • Uza Syed
    Mar 16, 2011 - 11:27PM

    @Khawaja Faraz:

    How very unusual to be civilized for a change!Recommend

  • Muhammad HAFEEZ ATTARI
    Mar 16, 2011 - 11:45PM

    Great Nation Under beggers LeadersRecommend

  • mudassar
    Mar 16, 2011 - 11:46PM

    lets hope Allah bestow his blessings upon us and we live like happy as beforeRecommend

  • Aftab Kenneth Wilson
    Mar 16, 2011 - 11:52PM

    It is time to investigate the circumstances in which Shumaila Faheem took her life or it was other way around. People who demand pure Islamic laws then this drop scene is done accordingly. People wanted Azad Adliya so now all must accept its rulings. Translation of Dollar is “Aladin ka Chirag”.Recommend

  • A
    Mar 17, 2011 - 12:01AM

    The Pakistan Army, ISI and CIA was/is is behind the whole story. They are the actual actor behind and they have used and using countless innocent since Afghan War till yet. The whoel distruction and mudard/killing is just by them for long. The so called Pakistan nation is just fool and being cheat for years.Recommend

  • shahbaz
    Mar 17, 2011 - 12:19AM

    The ransoming of Raymond DavisRecommend

  • Rameez
    Mar 17, 2011 - 12:20AM

    For the first time i am feeling truly ashamed to be a Pakistani.Recommend

  • Pakistani
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  • sirsiedblvd
    Mar 17, 2011 - 12:34AM

    All the events are clear sign that Pakistanis are weak, corrupt, unlawful, shameless & vulgar citizens who lives on charity from Mr Davis’s forefathers.Recommend

  • unknown
    Mar 17, 2011 - 12:42AM

    hahahahahahahahahahahhahahahahahaha i knew this would happenRecommend

  • God Save us
    Mar 17, 2011 - 12:44AM

    @aly: our countries problems stem from the motive behind this escapade… our lovely and caring rulers’ CORRUPTION. And all we have been doing till now, is letting it go… one day we will let ourselves go if we havent already. Recommend

  • fahad
    Mar 17, 2011 - 12:59AM

    my six sense saying ppp government and PML N government are involve in Raymond davis release issue how is possible a accuse person and american spy was doing terror in pakistan about neuclear weapon of pakistan i strongly against our government they are making as fool day by day and we are too much fool we also give vote to that type of stupid government i feel sham now that im pakistani and now i will give my next vote in future good person is imran khan i hope imran khan will change lot of bad thing of country.Recommend

    Mar 17, 2011 - 1:04AM

    Pakistan literally got SOLD! Recommend

  • Mar 17, 2011 - 1:07AM

    i would like to ask family members what is truth!!! why did you take money and us visa!!! if you wanted that way why you make inital issue>>>>>>
    good for our country pakistan finaly we have good realation to usa!!!Recommend

  • GH
    Mar 17, 2011 - 1:16AM

    What will be the share of Pakistan Army??And dont forget to share some peanuts with Federal and Punjab Government.Recommend

  • Ali Nawaz
    Mar 17, 2011 - 1:32AM

    Why Government waste too much time in the implementation of the decision that they have taken at the very next day of the twice murder incident. They have decided at very first day to release Rymond Davis. And how innocent are we, still quiet? Why do we just do posts on social sites or on blogs instead of do anything practically. Can we get leave for one day from our offices and do strike against this shameful decision?? Can’t we bring revolution in Pakistan??
    We have to decide now! Either we have to live in slavery of America or we should take stand against them to rise up our homeland. We have to get rid our multi billionaire leaders of poor Pakistan. Don’t support any political party, just do support your country. Pakistan is crying now. It’s waiting for your help. Can’t we help our Pakistan?? If we remain quiet today then Pakistan will not forgive us. This is a unique piece of land on this planet. Think and Stand UP!Recommend

  • AliJi
    Mar 17, 2011 - 1:42AM

    We have a strongest and most powerful Army in this world but Alas! we couldn’t stop “Rymond Davis”
    Mein kis k hath pe apna Lahuu talash keru, saary shehar ne dastanay pehn rakhy hain….Recommend

  • Abdul Rahim Malik
    Mar 17, 2011 - 1:53AM

    Wah punjab govt., Rana Sanaullah & Khadim-e-Aala…. what a job you guys done… just arrested the victims families & ask to forgive against money… may ALLAH ruin all of u in front of whole nation… AAMEEN Recommend

  • Sheryar Farooqui
    Mar 17, 2011 - 2:04AM

    I don’t understand why this whole episode makes us ashamed, there are so many injustices prevalent in our society from our own people & yet all we do is nothing, have done nothing!! In this case justice has been done, the Americans paid blood money to save one of their own, they paid blood money as ordered by Allah (swt) & his Nabi.

    Pakistani Goverment would never pay blood money if they killed some Pakistani, in fact they would have killed the entire family to save their skin. Americans seem to be better muslims than us. As for the family leaving Pakistan, what is wrong with that, kids of our elite are doing that, everyone who have the means is trying to do that, so why can’t they leave Pakistan, it’s good they have done that otherwise someone in Pakistan would have stolen their money, by someone I mean anyone from the president to a common chowkidar.

    All those guys who think the families have done something wrong are stupid, ignorant about their own religon or jealous. Recommend

  • pl/sql
    Mar 17, 2011 - 2:23AM

    America paid Pakistanis in their own coin (Sharia) !!!
    Gotta love the Americans! Recommend

  • True Indian
    Mar 17, 2011 - 3:11AM

    HAHAHA, every body said, we will teach USA , will punish American , we are gr8 islam, etc.

    Now she what happen, Under your Sharia law American make you fool.Recommend

  • Aamir
    Mar 17, 2011 - 3:49AM

    My head hangs in shame when I read this news. Today I have lost my faith in Pakistani justice system, political system and family values.

    What a shame, we don’t deserve to be called Muslim nation, we have become worst than animals.

    Oh ALLAH (SWT) forgive us. Recommend

  • omar yusaf
    Mar 17, 2011 - 4:31AM

    @Tiger: Really? I hate to disappoint you Tiger, but those are the sentiments of a loser. Beggers can be choosers. They can choose between dignity or dependency.Recommend

  • SKChadha
    Mar 17, 2011 - 5:52AM

    There is a saying in Rajasthani –

    ‘The Widows of dead will go on weeping and Priests/ guests will go on having feast.’ This saying is relating to Mritu Bhoj (feast at the time of death).

    To all my friends, express your grief & sorrow for dead, happiness for settlement of the issue, chat with near and dears, enjoy the feast, go home and sleep comfortably. ALLAH Marne Walon Ko Jannat Naseeb Kare. His age old law (Sharia) has taken care of the amicable settlement of the issue.

    From tomorrow onwards we will dance on new tunes. Waiting for next ‘Mritu Bhoj’ (feast on death).Recommend

  • Arindom
    Mar 17, 2011 - 6:02AM

    i don’t know what all this fuss is about? I had been commenting from day-1 that all this fuss is meaningless.

    I had been saying from day-1 that just the ISI and CIA need to make another “deal” and the problem is solved. “Deals” are the way in Pakistan – Musharraf sold people to US under “deals”. The drones work under some other “deal”. Kerry-Luger fuss gets raised and cooled under some “deal’.

    So what has changed? More crises, more “deals” on the way!!! This is “Deal-o-cracy” , not “Democracy”!!Recommend

  • Midnight Drummer
    Mar 17, 2011 - 6:02AM

    @Nadeem Ahmed:
    “In reality Davis was innocent from the begining. Whatever he did was in self defence. Now everyone got, what they wanted. Families of dead robbers…”

    From the very outset of this whole saga you have been claiming Raymond Davis’ innocence and that he acted in self-defence against robbers without an iota of proof or verifiable references/sources. Where is your evidence that the two slain by RD were robbers indeed? let’s scrutinize this evidence.

    On the contrary, the overwhelming amount of contextual, circumstantial and forensic evidence was strong enough to make a damning indictment against RD, that he did not act in self-defence, that he be tried for dual murder and subversive/espionage activities and this is not just by own investigations but also of foreign analysts and reporters.

    First he was a diplomat. Then he had diplomat status. Then he works for diplomats. Then he is CIA agent. Then he is CIA Contractor. Then he is announced as a Spy. Then he could be the Next President of USA.Recommend

  • sanjithmenon
    Mar 17, 2011 - 6:10AM

    This is Sharia law! I can kill someone and pay money to his relatives and walk away! Hmm….thank u . You dont need India to destroy, u will self destruct. Recommend

  • Anam
    Mar 17, 2011 - 6:25AM

    Release of Raymond Davis means that the blood of Pakistani’s is cheap than and I think Govt. of Pakistan has done a very wrong act which may results in loosing millions of potential voters and supporters of current government.

    Thanks Recommend

  • Tariq Ahmad
    Mar 17, 2011 - 7:38AM

    There is a governmentRecommend

  • Abdul Rauf Hashmi
    Mar 17, 2011 - 8:16AM

    Well done Obama, keep it up America … congratulations to get Raymond Allen Davis back home , kill anybody you feel like …… and pay for the human blood , yes we are for sale and shameless !!Recommend

  • Alert
    Mar 17, 2011 - 8:23AM

    Sorry but Pakistani Ghairat, is a joke.
    As for Raymond Allen Davis’s flight to freedom, Pakistanis should say ‘Thank you’ to their iman and Shariah!
    If that is not enough, send a ‘Thank you’ card to your muslim brother ‘Khalid Sheikh Mohammed’, who will go to the percived zannat for making kuffar Danie Pearl’s ‘sar kalam’, which the ummah celebrated.
    In the end, Altaf Hussein is right! Pakistanis were better off in India.Recommend

  • tanveer ijaz
    Mar 17, 2011 - 8:28AM

    we are all fool becose we are not good
    hamin en politions par trust karna hi nahi chahey
    apni contrie ka naam leave it yaarRecommend

  • Rahim
    Mar 17, 2011 - 8:51AM

    the whole saga has unfolded in a very disgraceful way for all of us Pakistanis. this also shows the extent how much shameless & spineless our military and political hierarchy can be.Recommend

  • Adnan
    Mar 17, 2011 - 8:51AM

    I would request the TV Channels to bring the families of the victim in front of public to know the truth.Recommend

  • Razi
    Mar 17, 2011 - 8:59AM

    Now that this chapter has concluded, even though under mysterious circumstances…..can the nation now focus on resolving a much BIGGER problem? That is PAKISTANIS killing PAKISTANIS.Recommend

  • umar
    Mar 17, 2011 - 9:00AM

    All of you are foolish people
    perhaps you do not know that common man have no life no identity and no importance in national decisions so you have only to follow the decision of authorities.
    One more thing make your correct version of patriotism which is be patriot to America and its agencies they know the importance of loyalty of people so be loyal with them
    they show respect and go to last extent for your sake
    so no need of foolish patriotism for pakistan
    be patriotic to them who respect your patriotism and services.




  • Truthseeker
    Mar 17, 2011 - 9:01AM

    What a society! never misses a chance to be miserable,anxious and dissatisfied.It is always looking for cospiracy behind every event, and that is how it explains everything. It is futile to attempt and find out the reason for everything.It is a dangerous phenomenon because most of the time it leaves a trail of disappointments and dissatisfaction.
    Raymond ( who?) is gone, forget about analysing who did what, why and when, because it is not going to change anything in an individual’s life who is touchy about this issue, except giving him/her chest pain, heart burn and ulcers.
    Time is the greatest healer as it effectively dissolves more problems than man can solve.People(except the relatives) have forgotten about Sialkoti brothers heinous murder, and sooner the Pakistanis forget about RD ,the better it will be for them as a whole.Recommend

  • Sumair
    Mar 17, 2011 - 9:21AM

    Govt, judiciary and Army, all of them must be a part of this deal, otherwise this not gonna happen in any-case. Poor family got a deal to get rid from all tohe misery and compulsion, but what about the other charges like possession of illegal weapon and espionage? yeh sab k sab miley hue hain, all the higher authorities!!Recommend

  • J Oberoi
    Mar 17, 2011 - 9:23AM

    Shumaila Faheem knew this would happen. At least they could have put him in jail for 1 year before releasing him.Recommend

  • A.J.
    Mar 17, 2011 - 9:39AM

    Jokers ! Recommend

  • SA
    Mar 17, 2011 - 9:51AM

    Everybody knew this was coming why’re we ashamed then? Being a pakistani should mean being free of shame alright, yet this was the only viable solution, and that too according to the sharia law!Recommend

  • vasan
    Mar 17, 2011 - 9:54AM

    This is for Pakistan’s independent judiciary. That is for Sharia law of Pakistan. Enough of it guys, You have all poured your heart out emptying the frustration . Go and enjoy world cup and Pakistan’s performance, that is until another betting scam comes up. Heard an interesting cliche

    How do u like this,.Recommend

    Mar 17, 2011 - 9:55AM

    lets forget it and concentrate on worldcup……(yeh tu hona hi tha warna humari kharat band hoja ti aur humaray hukmaran aur army bhokay maar jatey)Recommend

  • Asmat Jamal
    Mar 17, 2011 - 10:54AM

    Reymand Devis was released by”INDEPENDENT JUDICIARY” under “ISLAMIC LAW”. What is this hue and cry about?
    Is it about implementation of Law or decision of Independent Judiciary?Recommend

  • Mar 17, 2011 - 10:59AM

    what should i say
    like all others people in Pakistan my heart is also crying i have no words to express my feeling how can we now trust this govt. who can sale the national intrest, no wounder from this worst govt in the history of pakistan we aspect the same.
    we have no trust on any political party they all do for their intrest.
    Have you seen any statment from Mr. Zardari or Mr. Gillani till yet??????
    where should we go???????????????? we have just one way and thats sucide or Revolution now its high time to take decision. Recommend

  • Sarah
    Mar 17, 2011 - 11:05AM

    What elese we could expect frm this hopeless govt n everyone else who played their part..Recommend

  • NK
    Mar 17, 2011 - 11:12AM

    Pakistan Army & Intelligence Agencies are nothing but Mercenary conglomerate on the Payrolls of different countries. So what do you expect?


    Until Pakistan`s democracy and institutions are strengthened, its Army & intellligence is under the control of the Government, its dependency on aid reduced, its fundamentalism tamed, the state of affairs wont change.

    Hallow Patriotic Chest Beating wont help!!Recommend

  • MastMaula
    Mar 17, 2011 - 11:39AM

    Wow!! 200 million is the price of 2 lives in Pakistan and the US has got enough of them to end the whole of the population of Pakistan.Recommend

  • bilal
    Mar 17, 2011 - 11:45AM

    lanat on this govt and all our so called political leadersRecommend

  • MastMaula
    Mar 17, 2011 - 11:48AM

    A nation SOLD itselfRecommend

  • Khalid Rahim
    Mar 17, 2011 - 11:55AM

    How much did the JUDGE receive to accept the signed statements of family members to let Raymond Davis go under Qasas and Diyat. Were all mature members of the three families in
    the court? Did they stand individually before the Judge in presence of media and declare their intention to close the case? Had this been true then they should not have left the country!
    Every passing day we MOCK Islam to the best of our ability and shed crocidile tears when an
    outsider tell us that we preach and practice what suits our VESTED INTEREST!Recommend

  • Neha Khan
    Mar 17, 2011 - 11:56AM

    If the families were actually “forced” to take money for their loved ones’ death they should prove it by giving all the money to charity instead of running away to UAE with the money. Everyone stop fooling yourself and others…. Pakistanis LOVE money, more than their loved ones. Sad but true.Recommend

  • Azad Adalia --Chief terey jannishar ---beshmar--beshmar
    Mar 17, 2011 - 11:57AM

    Azad Adalia…Constitution…Rule of law… Justice….Rights…….My Foot
    Khakizes,Govt,Agencies.. go to hell Recommend

  • Abdul Rauf Hashmi
    Mar 17, 2011 - 12:03PM

    Well done Obama, keep it up America. Congratulations to get Raymond Allen Davis back home. Worry not killing anybody you feel like with any bullet any bomb any drone, and pay for the human blood to our owners, the kings and the kin’s ………………. yes we the Pakistan nation is hijacked by international contractors though our so called leadership at all levels, yes we are slaves and yes we are for sale and yes we are shameless!!Recommend

  • Xaeed
    Mar 17, 2011 - 12:09PM

    Why on earth there is no official statement from Government of Pakistan… where the hell is Fauzia Wahab, Firdous Ashiq Awan, Babar Awan, Rehman Malik and HH MR. Zardari.

    How much of “Blood Money” is distributed among these —— .Recommend

  • Emperor
    Mar 17, 2011 - 12:15PM

    Inna lillahe wa innallehe rajeooon…. !!! Recommend

  • Shahzeen
    Mar 17, 2011 - 12:21PM

    There can be no trade on the life of a person!!!!!
    The people responsible for Daymond’s release has made ALL PAKISTANIS sad and ashamed!Recommend

  • Danish
    Mar 17, 2011 - 12:28PM

    This reminds me of the Sharif Brothers deal, how they flew out of Pakistan overnight, leaving the nation stunned. Recommend

  • pl/sql
    Mar 17, 2011 - 12:28PM

    Pakistanis are always ready to blame everyone and everything expect the main culprit – their religion.Recommend

  • saleem
    Mar 17, 2011 - 12:45PM

    LAW OF JUNGLERecommend

  • Talha
    Mar 17, 2011 - 12:51PM

    Shame on the heirs of the deceased…they have let down the feelings of the whole nation!Recommend

  • shaharias
    Mar 17, 2011 - 12:57PM

    bye bye davis, see u again,Recommend

  • Tony Singh
    Mar 17, 2011 - 2:27PM

    I don’t think it would have happened in any other way. It is all well to say the govt. has bowed to the wishes of US but frankly what choice did the Pak govt had? Any President or PM from any party or any citizen in that position of responsibility would have had to do the same thing.Recommend

  • Iftikhar-ur-Rehman
    Mar 17, 2011 - 2:34PM

    @Khalid Rahim:
    What trail???? The killer has gone back.Recommend

  • Iftikhar-ur-Rehman
    Mar 17, 2011 - 2:34PM

    @Mango Man:
    That was all CRAPRecommend

  • Rose
    Mar 17, 2011 - 2:46PM

    Well…he was released under Sharia Law. You cant have your cake and eat it too. You either get rid of Sharia Law or stop moaning when someone takes advantage of the ludicrous law.Recommend

  • Hmmm
    Mar 17, 2011 - 3:21PM

    Listen mates – the law of diyat is misused here in this case – i don’t know what the liberals and the ‘enlightened moderate’ Pakistanis have to say on the misuse of an Islamic law which was used by the Americans. will anybody table a motion against it? No, because it served the purpose of their masters.
    The Law of Diyat was not meant for the powerful killing the weak – it was as simple – because if that had been allowed, the kings and the powerful leaders would have gone on to kill everybody and anybody they would want – and pay the money. It was only meant in the case where a weak kills a powerful. Shame on the ISI. It is a pity that even the so called free media will not stand up and do talk shows against the ISI.Recommend

  • Ron(Indian)
    Mar 17, 2011 - 3:35PM

    I want to say some of the hard facts of this changing world. You guys need to improve the institutions and educational level… when I talk to my muslim friends about pakistan they quickly get angry.. 1st line of converstaion is “Pakistan is non-islamic country. Islam is hijacked. Pakistaniyone Islam ko badnaam kar diya, They are the real kafirs. No hope for future.” Yes these are the views of my few friends but overall reaction in Indian muslim is similar. So my point is even indian muslims get frustrated by pakistan. The only solution is you need to improve the institution and education to save your country. You must work harder than Indians. Thanks.Recommend

  • Mar 17, 2011 - 3:43PM

    due to uncertain condition davis has been realeased. its very shameful for pakistan government
    they wiil have to release Dr. afia siddiqui.Recommend

  • Anoop
    Mar 17, 2011 - 3:57PM

    Just shows how imperfect Sharia law is and the whole Idea of Pakistan based on an imperfect law.

    Indians knew from the start that the Davis is going to get released, didnt expect it to happen so soon. Pakistanis always used to say this guy is going to jail for a long long time. Indians knew better. Recommend

  • Cautious
    Mar 17, 2011 - 4:02PM

    What’s all the fuss – your a Muslim country that supports Sharia law – blood money is part of Sharia law. You would have been better off deporting him under International Law and demanding a murder investigation and trial in the USA. It’s unfortunate that Pakistan continues it’s reputation as a corrupt 3’rd World Country.Recommend

  • Khan
    Mar 17, 2011 - 4:11PM

    Pure classical drama plotted by Establishment to reslove some pending matters with CIA and ended with some benefits for victimzed family.. today is first gift for Pakistan fm Ramond davis by killing 35 Pakistanis (no no terroist because america is saying them terriosit so it is nessary for Pakistan govt to said them Terroist). All world knows Pakistani GOVT or People can not stand in front of Dollars .. We hate america in words but when it is matter of GREEN CARD or DOLLARS we are so beggars fm them.. I do not know why all of us wasting time to see or read or say these words .. just waste of time …. Dollar zinda badRecommend

  • Pakistani born in Europe....
    Mar 17, 2011 - 4:38PM

    What a shameful and dangerous precedent set by Pakistan judiciary!Recommend

  • Kabir
    Mar 17, 2011 - 4:56PM

    @ satyram:

    Next time you want to laugh like a hyena at Pakistanis & mock them, think of thousands of Bhopal Gas tragedy victims and Warren Anderson and the blood-money of mere Rs.25000/- per family of victim. India chose to be beggarly back then despite choice. Rajiv G. and Arjun Singh allowed Union Carbide’s Anderson to quietly escape even after detaining him. Pakistan Govt did a far better job of ensuring adequate compensation is paid..Recommend

  • John
    Mar 17, 2011 - 6:16PM

    Yes, no blood money for Blasphemy, and punishment for that is death. Before that the blasphemer have to rot in jail. Recommend

  • HK
    Mar 17, 2011 - 6:44PM

    More Koranic Laws in Pakistan. How much for a rape? How much for sodomy? Incest?Recommend

  • Prashant Kohale
    Mar 17, 2011 - 7:04PM

    Dear Raymond Davis : please kill all the corrupt politicians of India and Pakistan, and give green card to all others whom you failed to kill (politician) and you don’t have to pay any blood money for this in fact you will get money from the people of India and Pakistan ;) you will be happy because you get chance to sharpen your shooting skill we will be happy as we get the rid of garbage and as all green card holder politician will be in America, world would be peaceful place once again ;)Recommend

  • Mar 17, 2011 - 7:52PM

    So drama of Raymond Davis ends here in Pakistan but don’t you think it has provided the Hollywood with real story or alive script for a block buster movie to better the American Image?
    Where Davis is hero who is sent on ‘Mission Impossible’ in a third world country full of dangers. there he achieves many successes for his country gets valuable informations, kills many ‘terrorists’ who were dangerous for his own and the host country.
    But was arrested and jailed in murder charges that he did in a ‘Self Defense’.
    His family goes through a crisis and specially her wife, who loves him most and fells unconscious when she goes to CIA office and demands for the release of her husband and also warns to commit suicide if David not released( exaggeration but this is what happens in American movies) and don’t forget the scenes that you may watch in movies about the suffring of Raymond’s family when they were not allowed to see him in Kot Lakhpat Jail and the torture Raymond went through in jail and the the flash back when he remembers the days spent with her wife and friend. One of the murdered persons wife who died but their family tried to call it suicide to strengthen the case against Davis. Finally US government jumps in and take their ‘Hero’ back through a legitimate and judicial process of the country. The End. Shocked ? but this is the ‘American style’ this is how they write the script of the movies and the fate of the countries they want to destroy or want to achieve their interests. Recommend

  • goggi
    Mar 17, 2011 - 10:09PM

    I think the majority of Syrians are also sunni muslims, whereas the President of Syria Bashar Al-Assad is a Alawite Shia muslim! You seem to be from a very illiterate family, who have taught you to make distinctions among your country people. Learn to live as a human and love your people either christians, hindus, sikhs or any muslim. Every muharram going out for matam does not make you or zardari a better citizen of this world.Recommend

  • Anish
    Mar 17, 2011 - 10:54PM


    Bhopal Tragedy was different case.. the Anderson was not responsible as he was not the operation manager at the plant.. Union carbide has given immense warnings to the government to move the slums away from the plant ( as it is the legal requirement) ….. this case is totally different .. your civilian govt and people are kept in daRK AND deal is stuck between ragtag military agancies by military people.. that was 1984 time it was different india, different world.. this is happening in pakistan in 2011.. that is bigg difference.. pakistanis are still no the mercies of US Recommend

  • wasif
    Mar 17, 2011 - 11:59PM

    Our Army can’t live without America, it will serve Americans and Sell Pakistanis to earn dollars….for the sake for their families and children………….Recommend

  • Fatima
    Mar 18, 2011 - 12:37AM

    @Nadeem Ahmed:
    Their is a diffrnce of opinion on whether they were robbers or not…It was all political but Davis aint as innocent as u r making it sound…the way this matter has been handled is shameful, but we have to pave a way out…when r we all going to wake up for our nation…Why was American govt. demanding immunity when we have no record of his being a diplomat…there were other charges against him too…where are the families of deceased now….Its not as simple as it may seem…but still I am Proud to b a Pakistani…this isnt the Pakistan it should’ve been…but we r the ones who can make it the beautiful Pakistan it ought to be…Recommend

  • Seher
    Mar 18, 2011 - 1:08AM

    Finally, this problem has ended. We have more stuff be worried about. Why be crying over this guy? I mean he paid the family their money, in Islam your allowed to give money, and he did. Done. He has done what he to do. Now, he can go back to America and live there freely. Now Pakistan, can we please get the Taliban out and the Terrorists, and make it the peaceful, loving country it use to be. Recommend

  • mussarat Hussain
    Mar 18, 2011 - 3:55AM

    Of course our “sharia” laws are far more lucrative, attractive, flexible and dependable than any other Sharia law. Why to kill “fourth” person to avenge killings of “three”. Sharia doesn’t allow that.

    I am dead sure now there will “Sharia Revolution” in Pakistan. Hands of thousand of people will be amputated every day for stealing, while pleasant images of “stoning” for adultery around
    refurbished brothels in Defence will present unique scenario.

    Long Live Raymond Davis for reminding pakistani nation of forgotten “Sharia” and changing life style of victims families.


  • mussarat Hussain
    Mar 18, 2011 - 4:22AM

    For God Sake please don’t blame ISI. They are our front line defenders.

    For God sake avoid such a slanderous remarks against ISI. Being a patriotic Pakistani I have

    very high opinion for ISI.

    Please stop this nonsense. It is only due to ISI that our skin are saved from our enemies

    otherwise by now we would have been eliminated by the enemy.

    Please do not blame ISI. They are rendering tremendous sacrifices for the sake of the nation.

    It is our “Shameless” leadership which is using shield of ISI just to save its own skin.

    Mussarat Hussain

  • arslan
    Mar 18, 2011 - 6:27AM

    hay we r not beggers yeah but our gov can do any thing for money @satyram: Recommend

  • Kabir
    Mar 18, 2011 - 7:37AM

    What kind of a people are they that blame the victims? Thousands perished and lakhs became injured and GoI preferred to keep quiet about it lest it displease USA! India’s shame was worse in case of Bhopal because Anderson did not even have the fig leaf of pretension of Immunity. He was right there in India but was allowed to fly out secretly. Who told you that by merely giving “immense warnings” the factory & its owners become free of liability? Besides, that is not for you to judge but for the Court to do so. And that is where India went down on its knees in front of Big Bwana and a detained Anderson who should have been dragged to Court was spirited away quietly. Did not Rajiv & Arjun keep Indians in dark about it then? What was the “deal” that UC offered Congress? Surely, more than Rs.25000/-? Point is,Indians here are in no position to mock, having hocked themselves to Uncle already.Recommend

  • Saqib
    Mar 18, 2011 - 8:58AM

    O Big America please kill me also and pay few more dollars to our Government they are soo poor , look they are still begging for more ..help them pleaseRecommend

  • pakpinoy
    Mar 18, 2011 - 11:22AM

    All I can say is it serves the Ghairat Brigade nation right! You continually punish the innocent with your draconian laws that allow rapists, murderers and thugs to silence their accusers with coerced payoffs for justice…what Islam refers to as “diyat” is pathetic and injustice and used against victims all the time. Now it’s back on your own heads!! Time to eat grass AND suffer shame at the same time!Recommend

  • Iftikhar-ur-Rehman
    Mar 18, 2011 - 11:26AM

    One killer (Raymond Davis) is released and allowed to go to his home .Will the courts now release the other killer Qadri, who killed the Governor?????Recommend

  • Zahid Hussain
    Mar 18, 2011 - 12:12PM


  • Kaka chuna
    Mar 18, 2011 - 3:20PM

    Well the courts have decided!
    Why is everyone looking for a punching bag?
    Noone wanted to take the responsibility of taking the decision, starting from FM Shah Mehmood to the president to the CM punjab.etc.
    When you leave it up to the court , accept it now!
    Public: Leave the families alone for once, what`s it to you anyway ?!Recommend

  • Mar 18, 2011 - 9:41PM

    Diplomat or NOT? You still have doubts over his diplomatic status when newpapers like Guardian have been quoting him as a CIA operative all the time? What kinda newspaper is this?Recommend

  • Fareedi
    Mar 19, 2011 - 9:56AM

    It is a wakeup call for all Pakistanis. We have to rise beyond Party Politics and think of Pakistan. Those responsible for this National shame must never be re-elected. If we do not realize what our responsibility is, we should not complain.

    Wake up my Country men, or remain asleep for ever.Recommend

  • asim
    Mar 19, 2011 - 6:11PM

    he is not a diplomat,he is a criminal person of a criminal state.Recommend

  • pakpinoy
    Mar 20, 2011 - 3:02AM

    @saadat nazir:
    Wait, there IS NO Taliban! What are you talking about?? Oh wait, that was story few years ago..now there are new untruths and conspiracy theories…Most Punjabis still don’t believe 9/11 happened, don’t believe in the Taliban (or Santa Claus!), etc, etc.

    Truth and the pursuit of such matter little in the Land of the Pure…never have mattered much.Recommend

  • J Oberoi
    Mar 22, 2011 - 7:00AM

    Davis should be awarded Nishan-e-Pakistan because he was such a good ‘nishanchi’.Recommend

  • Tehseen khan
    Apr 7, 2011 - 11:23AM

    Pride LostRecommend

  • afzaal
    Apr 14, 2011 - 10:58AM

    well said noor
    justice to one party is emotional killing of the otherRecommend

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