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Raymond Davis case is Sub-Judice

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ISLAMABAD: President Asif Ali Zardari on Monday stressed upon the need for the United States’ support to Pakistan in pleading its case for assistance and market access before the international community.

“We need preferential market access to support our economy from the dire impacts of ongoing struggle against militancy, on one hand, and to rehabilitate and reconstruct damaged infrastructure due to devastating floods, on the other,” he added.

The President expressed these views in a meeting with a US congressional delegation, which called on him here at the Aiwan-e-Sadr on Monday.

The delegation included Representatives Darell El Issa, Todd R. Platts, Jason Chaffetz, Stephen F. Lynch, Brian M. Higgins and Raul L. Labrador.

Stephen Engelken, Charge d’ Affairs, Thomas A. Alexander, Senior Counsel (Majority) Committee on Oversight, Adam Pl. Fromm, Counsel (Majority) Director of Member Services and Scott Lindsay, Counsel (Majority) Committee on Oversight were also present.

Pakistan side included Dr. Abdul Hafeez Sheikh, Finance Minister, M. Salman Faruqui, Secretary General to the President, Chaudhry Abdul Ghafoor, Chairman National Commission for Government Reforms, Ms. Hina Rabbani Khar, Minister of State for Finance and Economic Affairs, Senator Syeda Sughra Imam, Ms. Farahnaz Ispahani and Spokesperson to the President Farhatullah Babar besides Foreign Secretary Salman Bashir and other senior officials.

Briefing media Spokesperson to the President Farhatullah Babar said that matters relating to Pak-US bilateral relations, mutual cooperation, fight against militancy, Reconstruction Opportunity Zones (ROZs) and security situation in the region among other related issues were discussed during the meeting.

Babar said that the President highlighted economic situation of the country during the meeting and focused upon the need for US support to Pakistan in pleading its case for assistance and market access before the international community.

“Ours is a war ravaged and flood stricken economy, and our people need priority attention and assistance to overcome financial difficulties,” Farhatullah Babar quoted the President as saying.

“Our priority is trade not aid”, the President emphasized.
The President urged the visiting delegation to use their influence to secure market access and trade for the country.

Discussing Pakistan-US relations, the President said that a long-term and stable equation marked by close collaboration and multidimensional cooperation between the two countries guarantees not only development of the country but also peace and stability of the region.

He expressed satisfaction on the progress being made through the channel of Pak-US strategic dialogue on various sectoral levels.

The members of congressional delegation appreciated the country’s struggle against militancy and assured US continued support in this regard to the people and the Government of Pakistan.

The President reiterated his call for expediting passage of ROZs (Reconstruction Opportunity Zones) legislation to create economic opportunities for the people who are worst hit due to scourge of militancy.

Discussing regional situation, the President reiterated Pakistan’s principled stance that it has an abiding interest in a stable, peaceful and prosperous Afghanistan and it firmly believes in neutrality and non-interference in internal affairs of the country.

Pakistan, the President said, would continue to support all efforts for promoting sustainable peace, stability and development in Afghanistan.

He said “we firmly believe that political approach seconded by economic development was equally important for bringing stability to the war tarnished country”.

He said that Pakistan would support all efforts for the capacity building of the institutions in Afghanistan.

The Congressmen also raised the matter of Mr. Raymond Davis, involved in the killing of Pakistani nationals in Lahore, with the President.

The President said that he appreciated their concern but the matter was already before the courts. It would be prudent to wait for the legal course to be completed, he said.

The delegation assured the President said that US administration would continue to provide all possible help to the Government in overcoming its difficulties.

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9 Responses to “Raymond Davis case is Sub-Judice”

  1. 9
    Muhammad Abu Bakar Says:

    Dual killing accused Raymond Davis was indicted by a special court in Kot Lakhpat Jail on Wednesday.
    The prosecution lawyer, Asad Manzoor, told the court that all documents related with the case was submitted with the court on the last hearing. He prayed the court to indict Davis in double murder case.
    The defence lawyer, Syed Zahid Hussain, objected the indiction of his client and pleaded to the court to give more time. But the court charged the US citizen with double murder.
    American citizen Raymond Davis killed two Pakistani citizens in Lahore on January 27.
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    Muhammad Abu Bakar Says:

    The United States has increased pressure on Pakistan for the release of Raymond Davis, who had killed pakistani’s

    The US Ambassador to Pakistan discussed the issue with Foreign Secretary while Saudi Ambassador called on Minister of State for Foreign Affairs Hina Rabbani Khar.
    The meeting of Camron Munter with Hina is part of the American efforts to resolve the Davis case.
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  3. 7
    Muhammad Abu Bakar Says:

    In constant contact with Davis: US State Dept.
    US claims that it is in constant contact with Raymond Davis and is pressurising Pakistan to accept Raymond Davis as a diplomat.

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  4. 6
    Muhammad Abu Bakar Says:

    Raymond Davis Case: Use of mobile and internet in jail challenged
    The Lahore High Court in order to ban use of mobile and internet for Raymond Davis in the Kot Lakhpat Jail has written to the federal government demanding their clarification by the 14th of March.
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    Muhammad Abu Bakar Says:

    Raymond case can be taken to International Court: US official
    A senior official of US Consulate has said that proceeding of Raymond Davis case is not under jurisdiction of Pakistani courts. US can always take the proceedings of this case to International Court of Law. While on the other side, US Consul General had another meeting with Raymond Davis in Kot Lakhpat Jail Lahore.
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    Raymond Davis not safe in Pakistan: US officials
    The US officials believe that security being provided to Raymond Davis, the CIA contractor in Pakistani custody for shooting two men, is completely at stake.
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    Muhammad Abu Bakar Says:

    Raymond Davis, who shot dead two men on a Lahore street, triggering a diplomatic crisis between Pakistan and the United States, is a CIA agent who was on assignment at the time of the incident.
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    News Update Driver who killed Ibad-ur-Rehman reaches US, driver of the vehicle held the same diplomatic visa as Raymond Davis
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