Pakistan asks US to follow up on Raymond Davis inquiry

Published: October 4, 2011
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While working as a CIA contractor in Pakistan, Davis shot two men dead in Lahore on January 27, saying they were trying to rob him. PHOTO: REUTERS/FILE

While working as a CIA contractor in Pakistan, Davis shot two men dead in Lahore on January 27, saying they were trying to rob him. PHOTO: REUTERS/FILE

WASHINGTON: The Pakistan Embassy in Washington has asked the United States (US) Department of Justice to follow up on its promise of conducting an inquiry into the Raymond Davis episode that took place in Lahore earlier this year.

While working as a CIA contractor in Pakistan, Davis shot two men dead in Lahore on January 27, saying they were trying to rob him.

Diplomatic sources told The Express Tribune that US officials had been reminded of their promise to investigate the incident, which had sent shockwaves through Pakistan as hundreds took to the streets to protest the killing of the alleged robbers.

The incident sparked a controversy over whether his status gave Davis diplomatic immunity, causing a standoff in US-Pakistan relations amid intense international media focus on the issue.

He was eventually freed on March 16 when victim’s families pardoned him in exchange for $2.34 million in compensation under Islamic law.

Davis was recently arrested by Douglas County Sheriff’s deputies on misdemeanor charges of third-degree assault and disorderly conduct after an altercation over a parking spot outside an Einstein Bagels at the Town Center in Highlands Ranch, according to a report in The Denver Post.

Davis was Saturday released after posting a $1,750 bond.

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  • Maher
    Oct 4, 2011 - 2:19PM

    What a joke.. Pakistan askign US for the follow-up of CIA’s agent matter… Pathetic…Recommend

  • let there be peace
    Oct 4, 2011 - 4:26PM

    Blood money has been paid. Now what enquiry?

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  • Fortune Cookie
    Oct 4, 2011 - 5:14PM

    ‘victim’s families pardoned him in exchange for $2.34 million’, Punjab government released him and now the government asks for the man to be investigated. Am I missing something?

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  • Zavia
    Oct 4, 2011 - 5:43PM

    Why Not? The charges were not only the murder but others as well.

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  • Cautious
    Oct 4, 2011 - 6:32PM

    If a crime was committed it was in Pakistan and your courts have already freed him — that would make it difficult/impossible for a USA court to pursue the matter. You should have released him under diplomatic law (as your own foreign minister indicated) with the promise that the USA would put him on trial in the USA. A day late – a dollar short.

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  • Fortune Cookie
    Oct 4, 2011 - 6:34PM

    @Zavia
    Then why did the Punjab government release him????????

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  • malik
    Oct 4, 2011 - 7:38PM

    Looks like no one in Pakistan has heard about the term called ‘Double Jeopardy.’

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  • ali
    Oct 4, 2011 - 8:02PM

    first punish your mumtaz qadri and ranger who killed youth in karachi then ask US for it?

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  • Aamir
    Oct 4, 2011 - 8:26PM

    Davis case was closed under Shariah laws in Pakistan.

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  • John B
    Oct 4, 2011 - 8:44PM

    PAK needs a diversion. What is better than RD. Who in PAK remembers the acquittal by PAK courts.

    Drone and RD unite PAK against amerika. India is off the hook, for now.

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  • 1stResponder
    Oct 4, 2011 - 9:34PM

    if the USA promised an inquiry, they should follow thru-regardless of criminal proceedings. but i can guarantee one thing-THEY WONT. he’s probably back in the field somewhere, working as a mercenary/killer. give it up and concentrate on something u can do. you’ve got bigger problems than this 1 cia thug. you’ve got insane groups of people running around murdering busloads of people!

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  • amir jafri
    Oct 4, 2011 - 10:04PM

    Luhoo kaa SuraaGh

    Faiz Ahmad “Faiz”

    kaheeN naheeN hai, kaheeN bhee naheeN luhoo kaa suraaGh
    nah dast-o-naaKkhun-e-qaatil, nah aasteeN peh nishaaN
    nah surKhee-e-lab-e-Khanjar, nah raNg-e-nok-e-sinaaN
    nah Khaak par koyee dhabbaa, nah baam par koyee daaGh
    kaheeN naheeN hai, kaheeN bhee naheeN luhoo kaa suraaGh!

    nah Sarf-e-Khidmat-e-shaahaaN ko KhooNbahaa dete
    nah deeN kee naZr keh bai,a’anah-e-jazaa dete
    nah razm-gaah meN barsaa keh mo’tabar hotaa
    kisee a’lam peh raqam ho ke mushtahar hotaa

    pukaartaa rahaa, be-aasraa, yateem luhoo
    kisee ko behr-e-samaa,a’t nah waqt thaa nah dimaaGh
    nah mudda,e’e, nah shahaadat, Hisaab paak huwaa
    yeh Khoon-e-Khaak-nisheenaaN thaa, rizq-e-Khaak huwaa!

    Translation ( by me)
    Nowhere, but nowhere is a clue of the (spilled) blood
    No trace on the hands, the nails or the sleeve of the killer
    Th blade of the knife not tinted red nor is the dagger colored
    No blot on the dust nor a spot on the rooftop
    Nowhere, but nowhere is a clue of the (spilled) blood

    Expended it was not for kings; so that blood money was to be paid
    Nor in the service of Faith ; that a reward for steadfastness was due
    It was not shed fighting at the battle field
    So that all would have known by the red spots on the banner

    This disavowed orphaned blood cried out called; in vain
    No one had the time nor the temperament to stop and listen
    This blood was for the dwellers on the dust; and there did it go

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  • H.A. Khan
    Oct 5, 2011 - 5:40AM

    “The US senator (Kerry)assured that a complete investigation would be carried out in the US and proper action would be taken against Davis by the US justice department. “

    http://www.dailytimes.com.pk/default.asp?page=2011%5C02%5C16%5Cstory16-2-2011pg1_1

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