Tag Archives: Diplomat

US may move ICJ for its ‘diplomat’

ISLAMABAD – The US may approach the International Court of Justice (ICJ) for the settlement of a row with Pakistan over the fate of a detained US citizen, Raymond Davis. The Obama administration says Davis is a diplomat who enjoys immunity from being tried in a Pakistani court.
Contrary to Pakistan’s stance that Davis, who killed two Pakistanis in Lahore on January 27, is not a diplomat, the US authorities insist that he is a member of staff of the US embassy in Islamabad,

Davis is a diplomat, enjoys immunity: FO

ISLAMABAD – In a dramatic development, the Foreign Ministry on Tuesday sent a letter to the Law Ministry, declaring Raymond Davis a diplomat enjoying immunity and seeking advice on the legal aspects of the contentious issue. The latest but highly significant move on part of the Foreign Office came at a time when an influential US Senator John Kerry is visiting Pakistan to resolve the diplomatic row with Pakistan over the detention of the US citizen, who was arrested in Lahore on

Release our diplomat, says Carmela Conroy

LAHORE: US Consul General in Lahore, Carmela Conroy said on Friday US national Raymond Davis enjoyed diplomatic immunity and should be released from police custody immediately.
Addressing a press conference at her residence, Conroy said the US respected Pakistan’s sovereignty, law and wishes of the people, adding that the US regretted the killing of the three Pakistan youths calling it an accident.
She said the police had not investigated the incident properly, claiming

NADRA officials assisting agents involved in forgery ? – Duped diplomat unaware of becoming Asif Zia’s father

KARACHI – Criminal elements have gained inside access to the National Database Registration Authority (NADRA) and use it to make fake national identity cards, it has been learnt.
Sources in NADRA told Pakistan Today that a few staff members were in contact with agents involved in the business of forged identity cards, who charge huge amounts for making fake computerised national identity cards (CNICs).
Dozens of applications have been submitted at NADRA for inquiry against

Memo of a Western diplomat by a diplomat

Date: December 31, 2010
Re: Pakistan the first quarter
Having been in Pakistan since October, I am forwarding a brief review of my first personal impressions.
1) View about America: Survey after survey has shown that the populace at large very unfavorably views US government and policy. The perception in the corridors of power is very different. Given their propensities to focus on conspiracy theories most of them have a notion of US influence in Pakistan that far

‘The US has lost a great diplomat in Holbrooke’

LAHORE: America has lost a great diplomat after the sad demise of Richard Holbrooke, the US special representative for Afghanistan and Pakistan, former foreign minister Khurshid Mehmood Kasuri said on Tuesday.
Talking to Pakistan Today, Kasuri said that even though Holbrooke became the special representative after his tenure as foreign minister ended, he (Kasuri) always found the special envoy full with vision to address the varied conflicting issues.
Kasuri also commended