RAYMOND DAVIS

  • Osama killing hit USPak relations: Obama October 1, 2011

    Washington: The USPak ties have strained following the detention of American diplomat Raymond Davis in Lahore and the Abbottabad raid which killed Osama bin Laden, affecting the bilateral military cooperation, President Barack Obama has told the Congress. "Bilaterally, the fallout of the raid resulting in the death of Osama bin Laden...
  • LeT founder slams Pak govt for freeing Davis March 17, 2011

    Lahore: JuD chief and LeT founder Hafiz Mohammad Saeed has criticised Pakistan government for its "cruel act" of freeing suspected CIA contractor Raymond Davis following a "blood money" deal with families of the two men he killed here, while the country's religious parties have said they will organise protests on...
  • Pakistan court acquits Davis of double murder March 16, 2011

    Lahore: A CIA contractor indicted earlier in the day on two murder charges in Pakistan was acquitted and released on Wednesday after a deal to pay "blood money" to the victims' families was reached, Punjab Law Minister Rana Sanaullah told Reuters. The deal ends a longsimmering diplomatic standoff between Pakistan and...
  • Pak court charges Davis with double murder March 16, 2011

    Lahore: A Pakistani court has formally indicted suspected CIA contractor Raymond Davis and charged him with double murder. Davis, who allegedly killed 2 people in Lahore on December 27, has sought a fresh probe into the matter, expressing dissatisfaction over the investigation so far. The US, meanwhile, has been pushing...
  • Pak court adjourns Davis case till March 16 March 8, 2011

    Lahore: A Pakistani court on Tuesday adjourned till March 16 a case against suspected CIA contractor Raymond Davis, arrested for gunning down two men here in January, after defence lawyers sought more time to study documents filed by the prosecution. During proceedings conducted at the Kot Lakhpat...
  • Can resume business after Pak frees Davis: US March 8, 2011

    Islamabad: The US has made it clear that it can "get back to business" with Pakistan after the release of suspected CIA contractor Raymond Davis, whose arrest in Lahore on murder charges for gunning down two men has become a major irritant in bilateral ties. During...
  • US concerned about Raymond Davis' safety March 5, 2011

    Washington: Voicing concern over the safety of its national Raymond Davis arrested in Lahore for double murder, the US has asked Pakistan to take appropriate security measures in the wake of multiple death threats received by him. "We are quite aware that he had received multiple death...
  • Davis doesn't have diplomatic status: Pak court March 3, 2011

    Lahore: In a setback to US efforts to seek early release of its national Raymond Davis arrested for double murder, a Pakistani court on Thursday rejected his claim that he has diplomatic immunity and said it would go ahead with his trial. During the last hearing...
  • US says no to Pak proposal for swapping Davis March 1, 2011

    Islamabad: Washington has turned down Pakistan's proposal to swap US official Raymond Davis, who shot dead two men in Lahore, with Aafia Siddiqui, a Pakistani scientist who is serving a prison term in US for killing marines in Afghanistan, it was reported in Islamabad. Diplomatic Sources told the Dawn in Washington...
  • Another US national sent to jail in Pakistan February 26, 2011

    Islamabad: A Pakistani court on Saturday sent a US national, who was arrested in Peshawar for overstaying his visa, to jail on 14day judicial remand. The ruling is likely to hit the already strained ties between Islamabad and Washington over the Raymond Davis affair. Aaron Mark De Haven, who was arrested on...
  • Pakistan: American detained in Peshawar February 26, 2011

    Peshawar: As the tense USPak standoff over the arrest of an American for double murder continues, Pakistani security and intelligence operatives have detained yet another US national this time on charges of not possessing valid travel documents. The American, identified as Aaron deHaven, was detained in the posh University Town...
  • White House asks Pakistan to release Davis February 25, 2011

    Washington: Stating that arrested American national Raymond Davis is a diplomat of the US Embassy, the White House today asked Pakistan to release him in accordance with the Vienna Convention which provides him the diplomatic immunity. "Davis was received by the government of Pakistan as an employee of the embassy and...
  • Pakistan's intelligence ready to split with CIA February 25, 2011

    Islamabad: Pakistan's ISI spy agency is ready to split with the CIA because of its frustration over what it calls heavyhanded pressure and its anger over what it believes is a covert US operation involving hundreds of contract spies, according to an internal document obtained by The Associated Press and...
  • Davis case was mishandled: Shah Mahmood Qureshi February 24, 2011

    Islamabad: Pakistan's former foreign minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi has accused the interior ministry of "mishandling" the case of US official Raymond Davis, who faces trial for killing two Pakistanis, by not letting the matter be confined to his ministry. "The Raymond Davis case was mishandled because interior ministry was made the...
  • Davis' trial can be held in jail, says Pak court February 22, 2011

    Lahore: A Pakistani court on Tuesday accepted the government's request to hold the trial of US official Raymond Davis, arrested for gunning down two men last month, in a heavily guarded jail for security reasons. The prosecution department of Punjab government had filed an application in the court of Additional...
  • Pak ruling party spokesperson Wahab resigns February 20, 2011

    Islamabad: Fauzia Wahab, the spokesperson for Pakistan's ruling PPP, has resigned from her post, just days after she contended that an American official arrested for gunning down two men in Lahore was entitled to diplomatic immunity. Wahab, the information secretary of PPP, told the media in...
  • Davis case: Pak exploring 'blood money' option February 18, 2011

    Islamabad: Pakistan government is exploring a possible "blood money deal" between American official Raymond Davis, arrested for double murder in Lahore, and relatives of the victims for ending the tense standoff with the US. Finding itself on a sticky wicket on the issue of freeing 37yearold...
  • Focused on getting Davis released: White House February 18, 2011

    Washington: The White House has said that US is currently focused on getting its diplomat Raymond Davis released from Pakistan, notwithstanding the setback it received at the hands of Pakistani courts. Davis, who held US diplomatic passport, is currently under arrest in Pakistan on charges of murder of two Pakistani...
  • Pak court puts off decision on Raymond Davis February 17, 2011

    Lahore: A Pakistani court on Thursday adjourned until next month a decision on whether an American who killed two local men had diplomatic immunity in a case that has pushed ties between two allies toward a breaking point. The Obama administration has piled pressure on leaders in Pakistan, an important US...
  • Pak likely to release Raymond Davis: report February 16, 2011

    Islamabad: After weeks of tense standoff, the US and Pakistan may be nearing an arrangement to repatriate US official Raymond Davis with the government expected to concede in court that the American qualifies for diplomatic immunity under the Vienna Convention. The government's counsel is expected to testify on Davis's diplomatic status...
  • Obama asks Pakistan to release Raymond Davis February 16, 2011

    Washington: Amid deepening diplomatic standoff, US President Barack Obama on Tuesday asked Pakistan to follow the Vienna Convention and release American diplomat Raymond Davis, who is facing trial on murder charges. "With respect to Mr Davis, our diplomat in Pakistan, we've got a very simple principle here that every country...
  • Davis has diplomatic immunity: US petition February 15, 2011

    Washington: The United States on Thursday will submit a petition before the Lahore court to certify that Raymond Allen Davis, who has been arrested on murder charges, has diplomatic immunity and he should be released. "On Thursday, we will present a petition to the court to certify that he has...
  • Pak exforeign minister faces punitive action February 14, 2011

    Islamabad: Shah Mahmood Qureshi faces "serious disciplinary action", Pakistan's ruling PPP said in Islamabad after the former foreign minister disclosed that the US had "forced" him to confirm diplomatic immunity for Raymond Davis, who shot dead two people in Lahore. Fauzia Wahab, information secretary of the Pakistan People's Party, said the...
  • Taliban warns Pakistan against releasing Davis February 14, 2011

    Peshawar: The Taliban on Sunday warned the Pakistan government not to release US national Raymond Davis, arrested after he shot dead two men in Lahore last month, saying any official involved in a move to free him would be killed by militants. "Any Pakistani government official playing any role in Davis'...
  • Pak: US official sent on 14day judicial remand February 11, 2011

    New Delhi: US official Raymond Davis, arrested after he shot and killed two Pakistani men he claimed were trying to rob him, was today remanded to judicial custody for 14 days by a local court in Lahore. Lahore Police Chief said, "Investigators reject Raymond's self defence plea. Davis tried to kill...