Davis case: Seek affidavits from leaders, govt officers

Published: March 27, 2011
Barrister files a civil miscellaneous application before LHC to seek answers behind release of Raymond Davis..

Barrister files a civil miscellaneous application before LHC to seek answers behind release of Raymond Davis..


Barrister Javed Iqbal Jaffree filed a civil miscellaneous (CM) application before Lahore High Court on Saturday requesting the court to seek replies from Federal Law Minister Dr Babar Awan, Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif, Judge Muhammad Yousaf Aujla and others as to why they had facilitated release of Raymond Davis on emergency basis ignoring LHC orders for placing his name on the Exit Control List (ECL).

The petitioner requested the court to order the above named as well as Federal Law Secretary Pir Masood Chishti, Zahid Hussain Bukhari and Raja Irshad on whether or not they had prior knowledge of the diyat settlement and the US citizen’s subsequent release by the trial court.

The petitioner said the LHC had directed the Interior Ministry to place Raymond Davis’s name on the Exit Control List and was assured by a law officer and the ministry concerned that this had been done.

He said that the order was still in place when Davis was allowed to leave the country. Meanwhile, he said, Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif had claimed that he was not aware of the development. He alleged that the government and its officers had violated court orders.

Published in The Express Tribune, March 27th, 2011.

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Reader Comments (3)

  • John
    Mar 27, 2011 - 8:44PM

    Does regional court have jurisdiction over federal employees in their execution of federal duties?

    Should this case be not filed in PAK supreme court?

    I guess the SC already rejected similar application?Recommend

  • Mohammad Ali Siddiqui
    Mar 28, 2011 - 8:34AM

    After Raymond Davis illegal exit from the country, a new Pandora box has been opened against the federal and provincial employees of the Punjab Government.

    Much of the people involved in the release of Raymond Davis have to face the music.

    Passport of Raymond Davis lying with the Punjab Government should be now kept in Lahore Museum, as he will never come back to Pakistan. Recommend

  • Ayub Niaz
    Mar 28, 2011 - 9:21PM

    Why are lawyers like Barrister Javed Iqbal Jaffree (who should know better) wasting time and confusing the people of this nation.
    Was the “STAY ORDER” placing Mr. Raymond Davis on ‘Exit Control List’ and any/all matters before the learned High Court not vacated when the Lahore High Court put the case to rest and allowed the Session’s Court to proceed?Recommend

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