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Raymond Case – ‘Diyat money was paid from national kitty’

LAHORE – The Lahore High Court dismissed an application seeking prosecution against government functionaries who allegedly facilitated Raymond Davis’ release by paying Diyat money from the national exchequer. The court dismissed the application because the petitioner counsel failed to appear in court on Wednesday.
Justice Iftikhar Hussain was hearing the plea filed by Rana Ilamuddin Ghazi submitting that trial judge left lacunas in the case and acted in haste. He alleged that

Judiciary too was on board over Raymond: Sheikh Rashid

LAHORE – Awami Muslim League (AML) chief Sheikh Rashid has said categorically that the judiciary and all the state departments were on board over the release of the US killer, Raymond Davis’.
He expressed these views while addressing a press conference at the office of Pakistan Muslim League (PML-Likeminded Punjab Information Secretary Mian Muhammad Asif. The Muttahida Muslim League (MML) provincial office bearers were also present on that occasion.
He lamented the people

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

LHC seeks trial court record of Raymond case

LAHORE – Lahore High Court judge Justice Ch Iftikhar Hussain on Tuesday sought complete record of trial court which acquitted CIA contractor Raymond Davis in double murder case after the legal heirs of deceased Fizan and Faheem had pardoned him by accepting blood-money (Diyat) from accused.
The court passed this order on a writ petition filed by Advocate Rana Ilamud Din challenging payment of Diyat money as, according to him, trial court left a lot of lacunas and acted in haste

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

Who was the mystery man behind Raymond release?

LAHORE – No body knew his name, designation and the job he was on, but he was the all-in-all at Kot Lakhpat Jail on March 16 when Additional District and Sessions Judge Muhammad Yousaf Aoujla heard the double murder case against Raymond Davis. His only identification was his blue trousers and blue shirt, and he had only one answer to all the questions about his identification: “I am your servant”.
He was so influential that he was the only person allowed to use cell phone during

Raymond Davis’ release: doubts and questions

ISLAMABAD – The swift release of the American Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) contractor Raymond Davis has not only fuelled anger across the country but also left behind many doubts and questions regarding the settlement of the double-murder case, which had been a headache for the Pakistan government for 50 days. Legal experts and Islamic scholars say that the murder charges against Davis were dropped under the diyat (“blood money”) law without issuing certification of successors

Raymond Davis walks free

LAHORE – A simmering diplomatic standoff between Pakistan and the United States, which stretched the allies’ already strained relations to near breaking point, ended on Wednesday as US national Raymond Davis was acquitted of two murder charges mere hours after his indictment when the victims’ families dropped charges against him in exchange for “blood money”.
Additional District and Sessions Judge Muhammad Yousaf Aoujla acquitted Davis of the double murder charges in a hearing at

Raymond Davis indicted for double murder

LAHORE – The Lahore Session court on Wednesday formally charged Raymond Davis on two counts of murder at a hearing held at Kot Lakhpat Jail, a police official said, in a move that may further strain relations with the United States.
Raymond Davis, 36, shot dead two Pakistanis in the eastern Punjab city on Jan. 27 following what he described as an attempted armed robbery. He said he acted in self-defence and the United States says he has diplomatic immunity and should be

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