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Nawaz to Munter: sorry, can’t release Davis

Nawaz to Munter: sorry, can’t release Davis

ISLAMABAD/LAHORE – US Ambassador to Pakistan Cameron Munter on Saturday asked Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) chief Nawaz Sharif to use ‘his good offices’ for the release of Raymond Davis, who gunned down two Pakistani citizens in Lahore two days ago.
In a telephone call to Nawaz, Munter requested him to play a role for the release of Davis because the latter was a US diplomat and enjoyed diplomatic immunity. Nawaz turned down Munter’s request, saying that the matter was in

Centre, Punjab at odds over jurisdiction to try Davis

LAHORE – Both the federal and Punjab governments are at odds over which government will decide the fate of US national Raymond Davis, charged with double murder, in the wake of US government’s demand for his release. On Saturday, the US embassy in Islamabad asked the government to release Raymond Davis as he was protected by the Vienna Convention that gives diplomats immunity against arrest or criminal proceedings.
In response to the US demand, the Punjab government distanced

Davis to go scot-free in days, say jurists

LAHORE – A majority of jurists is of the view that the government is only buying time to let the public sentiment absent Raymond Davis ease, after which the American accused of killing two Pakistani youth will be given immunity.
They said it was just a matter of days before people saw Davis walking away scot-free for being a staff member of the US embassy and the murder of the two men would be buried in police files and courts of law. “In the end, the US embassy will save Davis’

US Consulate asked to hand over Davis’ aides

LAHORE – The Lahore Police has finally requested the US Consulate’s deputy chief of protocol in writing to hand over the staffers involved in running over a youth in Lahore and the vehicle which was used in the incident.
A senior police officer, said on condition of anonymity, that the investigation team probing the incident had formally written a letter to the Protocol Deputy Chief of the US Consulate in Lahore for immediate custody of the officials who had run over Ubaidur

Pakistan likely to reject immunity request for Davis

ISLAMABAD – Pakistan’s foreign policy managers expect the US to come up with a request of diplomatic immunity for Raymond Davis, but it is almost impossible for Islamabad to accept any such demand owing to the rising anti-Americanism across the country.
US Ambassador in Islamabad Cameron Munter called on Foreign Secretary Salman Bashir at the Foreign Office on Friday to discuss the Lahore incident. “The US envoy asked for consular access for the American national and it was

Davis given in police remand

LAHORE – US Consulate official Raymond Davis, who shot dead two Pakistani youths on Thursday, was handed over to the police on six-day remand on Friday. The police however has failed to arrest the other men so far – those in the SUV following Davis – accused of running over a motorcyclist while trying to rescue their colleague.
During the hearing in the court of Cantonment Judicial Magistrate Zafar Iqbal, Deputy Prosecutor Rana Bakhtiar Ahmad said the police had to question

Davis not an ordinary person, say investigators

LAHORE – US national Raymond Davis, identified to be a technical expert working in the US Consulate in Lahore, does not seem to be an ordinary person, but a professional, investigation experts told Pakistan Today on Thursday.
A senior police investigator said Davis’ encounter with the ‘robbers’ did not seem to be an ordinary incident or a mere coincidence, as it resulted in the death of three young Pakistanis within no time. He said though it would be difficult to establish

ICC rejects allegations against umpire Steve Davis

LAHORE – The ICC on Friday made it clear that it has not received any complaint from Cricket South Africa against umpire Steve Davis, reportedly spotted drunk by South African players on the eve of the second Test against India in Durban. “No allegations have been made. The CSA hasn’t told the ICC anything. It’s all nonsense,” Colin Gibson, ICC’s head of media and communications, is reported to have said.
CSA’s media officer Michael Owen-Smith also confirmed that CSA has not

Andy Roddick returns to US Davis Cup squad

NEW YORK: Former world number one Andy Roddick will play for the US Davis Cup squad in 2011 after skipping the event this year, the US Tennis Association announced on Thursday.
Roddick will join new coach Jim Courier when the Americans visit Chile for a first-round tie on the red clay of Santiago on March 4-6. “I’m very excited to be back,” Roddick said. “Davis Cup is something you should commit to for the entire season and not when it’s convenient. Trying to win the Davis Cup

Davis Road blast marks return of cracker explosions

LAHORE: Three persons, including two minor girls, were injured after a low intensity explosive device blew up in an area adjacent to the Davis Road in Race Course Police precincts on Monday.
The explosive material went off after it fell down from the hands of a scavenger residing at the Habibullah Road in Garhi Shahu area. Police arrested the scavenger identified as Ahmed and his brother after the blast occurred. The blast occurred on the backside of the Muslim League House