Islamabad, Pakistan (05news) – The White House officials are pressing Pakistan hard to release the apprehended American citizen Raymond Davis.
The United States may halt forthcoming talks with Pakistan concerning the war in Afghanistan to further pressurize Islamabad to free Raymond Davis who shot dead two Pakistanis citizens couple of weeks ago, a rather definitive statement passed by U.S. officials (certainly more than enough to show their concern for Raymond Davis).
The White House officials maintain that Raymond Davis – the detained American – has political immunity, and according to Davis he killed the two Pakistani citizens in self-defense, who tried to rob him at gunpoint.
“The man’s detention is illegal under international agreements covering diplomatic ties,” insists Washington.
Talks involving Pakistan, U.S. and Afghanistan (originally set for Thursday 24th February, 2011) are now in suspicion because of the current subject of dispute between Pak-American officials i.e. Raymond Davis, told two senior U.S. officials to The Associated Press while speaking on condition of secrecy yesterday on Monday 7th February, 2011.
On the same date, Cameron Munter – the U.S. Ambassador in Pakistan – met with Pakistani President Asif Ali Zardari and pressed him over detained American.
While U.S. authorities are continuously building immense pressure on Pakistan over their detained citizen, Pakistani leaders – the supposed servants of Pakistani people – have even avoided any authoritative statement on the current status of Raymond Davis, whose next court appearance is set for Friday 11th February, 2011.
Couple of days back a Pakistani private news channel ‘Dunya News’ obtained the copy of Raymond Davis ID card, according to which he is a contractor of US Embassy in Pakistan and a shooting instructor to US army, which clarifies that he is not a diplomat, hence, he is not eligible for immunity.
Pakistani leaders are currently facing an outpouring of popular anger, triggered in locals by the incident.