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Lawyer seeks proceedings against judge for ordering Davis’ release

Lawyer seeks proceedings against judge for ordering Davis’ release

LAHORE – The Lahore High Court’s inspection team member (MIT) sent on Thursday an application to the chief justice, seeking proceedings against Additional District and Sessions judge Muhammad Yousaf Aojla for releasing CIA contractor Raymond Davis in double murder of two Pakistanis.
The MIT referred the case to chief justice in response to an application filed by Barrister Javed Iqbal Jaffrey who accused AD&SJ Aojla of acquitting Davis in an unusual manner and against the rules.

Finding missing families of Davis’ victims

LAHORE – The Lahore High Court (LHC) on Tuesday sought reply from the Interior Ministry about the whereabouts of missing families of Faizan and Faheem, victims of Qartaba Chowk killings. According to the petitioner, Malik Munsif Awan, these families went missing after they pardoned Raymond on March 16, 2011 after accepting blood money. On Tuesday, an Assistant Advocate General Wali Khan filed a written statement of Punjab Law Minister Rana Sanaullah about the status of missing

LHC seeks reply on disappearance of Davis victims’ families

LAHORE – The Lahore High Court (LHC) on Tuesday has demanded an explanation from the Interior Ministry on disappearance of Faizan and Fahim’s families.
Punjab Law Minister Rana Sanaullah submitted a reply to the court, saying that the families of Fahim and Faizan went to the court with an advocate, Irshad Kiyani, and he took them to Rawalpindi.
The minister said that the Punjab government had a view that the families could go anywhere after receiving the blood-money.

Nisar links Davis’ release with ISI DG’s extension

ISLAMABAD – Opposition leader in the National Assembly Nisar Ali Khan on Monday linked the release of CIA contractor Raymond Davis to the extension in the service granted to ISI Director General Ahmed Shuja Pasha.
Opening the debate on the presidential address to the joint session of parliament, the PML-N leader said, “I think we need to focus who got extension (in employment) after three days of the release of Raymond Davis… the nation needs to know who played what part in his

Davis case – Find families within 10 days, LHC orders federal, Punjab govts

LAHORE – The Lahore High Court (LHC) on Friday gave 10 days to the federal and Punjab governments to recover two Pakistani families which went missing after they granted pardon to CIA contractor Raymond Davis on March 16 in exchange for blood money.
Justice Iftikhar Hussain Chaudhry expressed annoyance when a federal law officer sought three weeks to submit the reply on part of the federal government. The judge inquired, “Why is the government seeking adjournment after

Davis’ name off ECL without LHC’s consent?

LAHORE – The Lahore High Court (LHC) on Thursday sought replies from federal and provincial governments on an application to make the government a party in the case challenging removal of Raymond Davis’s name from the Exit Control List (ECL) without obtaining consent of LHC that had earlier ordered it. The application was moved by the petitioner’s counsel Barrister Iqbal Jaffree in a pending matter against Davis’ release. Jaffree requested the court to seek explanation from Federal

Opp grills Shahbaz over Davis’ shady acquittal

LAHORE – Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif seems to have burnt his fingers after revisiting the issue of Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) contractor Raymond Davis’ release upon his return from London as the opposition in the Punjab Assembly grilled him on Tuesday for saying he was not involved in Davis’ release.
PPP deputy parliamentary leader Shaukat Basra said that the opposition accepted the CM’s challenge to prove his involvement in the CIA spy’s release. The house

Davis’ lawyer flees Pakistan amid life threats

LAHORE – Raymond Davis’ lawyer Syed Zahid Hussain Bokhari has moved to the US amid life threats after his client’s release, while his daughter and Punjab Assembly legislator from PPP, Azma Bokhari, is constantly being harassed.
PPP deputy parliamentary leader Shaukat Basra told reporters on Tuesday that Azma and her family was receiving life threats constantly, due to which her father Zahid Bokhari had left the country. Basra said Azma was receiving threats from unidentified

Court asks who got Davis’ name off ECL

LAHORE – Justice Ch Iftikhar Hussain of the Lahore High Court on Tuesday sought replies from federal and provincial governments on a petition praying to seek an explanation from Federal Law Minister Babar Awan, Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif, AD&SJ Muhammad
Yousaf Aujla and others as to why they facilitated the release of Raymond Davis on emergency basis ignoring LHC orders that had put his name on the Exit Control List (ECL). The petitioner, Barrister Jaffree, had prayed

Complicity in Raymond Davis case – ‘Prove me guilty and I’ll resign’

LAHORE -Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif on Monday offered to resign if accusations of his involvement in Raymond Davis’ release were proven right. Addressing a press conference in Lahore, Shahbaz said the Punjab government would continue its probe into the sudden release of Davis. However, he said the federal government and the victims’ families should be asked questions concerning the blood money that was paid and the deal that was struck to ensure Davis’ release. The chief

Davis’ release green light for more killings: former CIA operative

LAHORE – The release of Raymond Davis is just a green light for more killings and assassinations by the US government and the CIA in Pakistan, Robert Anderson, a former CIA operative has said in an interview with Talkhaba.
Anderson, who operated in Vietnam around 60 years ago, talked about undercover work the CIA did back then and the similarities with it now in terms of running operatives like Raymond Davis working in Pakistan. “The pillage and slaughter of Pakistanis will

LHC justifies disposing of pleas on Davis

LAHORE – In his detailed judgement on four petitions challenging the release of US national Raymond Davis, Lahore High Court Chief Justice Ijaz Chaudhry said, “None of the petitions against Raymond Davis in Lahore High Court raised questions on the status of Davis’s diplomatic immunity and thus the court was not supposed to rule on the immunity question.”
The court held that the LHC disposed of the four petitions after addressing all main points raised by the petitioners in their

Don’t involve us in Davis affair: Saudi envoy

ISLAMABAD – In a rare show of anger by one of the most trusted friends of Pakistan, the Saudi envoy on Monday expressed his displeasure over the out of context involvement of his country in the release of Raymond Davis, the killer of two Pakistanis. During a meeting on Monday, Ambassador Abdul Aziz bin Ibrahim Al-Ghadeer told Senator Mohammad Ali Durrani that his country had no role whatsoever in Davis’ release episode. “Saudi Arabia did not play any role in getting Raymond Davis

No regular work- Davis’ release, PCS officers’ issue dominate PA proceedings

LAHORE – The release of US national Raymond Davis and arrest of PCS officers dominated the Punjab Assembly (PA) proceedings on Monday, which restrained the treasury benches from carrying out its routine work.
The opposition alleged that the Punjab government played its role for the release of Davis saying that the House should be allowed to hold a debate on the topic that how Davis was released. The PA speaker started the question hour session but point of orders did not allow

Davis’ victims’ lawyer seeks action

LAHORE – Asad Manzoor Butt, the lawyer of two Pakistanis killed by US national Raymond Davis, on Monday filed a petition in the court of a district and sessions judge seeking action against Kot Lakhpat Jail superintendent, deputy superintendent, and others for illegally detaining him for four and a half hours. Asad said that the accused officials had intentionally stopped him and his assistant Nauman Ateeq from attending the proceedings of the case and did not allow them to meet their

Davis was released according to Islamic laws: governor

LAHORE – Punjab Governor Sardar Latif Khosa said on Sunday that Raymond Davis was released by the court as he was pardoned by families of murdered persons after taking blood money of Rs 200 million which was in accordance with Shariah laws.
Talking to the media at the marriage ceremony of daughter of Habibur Rehman aka Mani Pehalwan, a senior worker of the PPP, he said that the court had quizzed all 19 members of the family before the decision and their affidavits were presented

Saudis would behead, not release Davis: JAH

LAHORE – Jamaat Ahl-e-Hadith Senior Vice President (Central) Allama Zubair Ahmad Zaheer said that if Raymond Davis like terrorist was caught in Saudi Arabia, then he would have been beheaded at the earliest.
People who are naming Saudi Arabia for the release of Davis cannot be friends of Islam and Pakistan and they cannot digest the friendly relations of Pakistan and Saudi Arabia. He also claimed that Saudi Arab never interfered in the internal matters of Pakistan.
He was