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Raymond Davis Pens Tell-All On 2011 Pakistan

Raymond Davis pens tell-all on 2011 Pakistan incident


A US citizen and former Central Intelligence Agency staff member, who sparked a diplomatic storm in Pakistan in 2011 after launching two young men who died in Lahore, has written a book on his experience.

In his memoir, the contractor: how he landed in the Pakistani prison and had a diplomatic crisis, Davis talks about his experience in Pakistan.

According to the book, the book explains, "From a close look at the events of 2011 in Lahore, Pakistan, the diplomats on both sides of the bargaining table were caught in prison and his [Davis] grab him."

On January 27, 2011, Lytton Road police in Lahore enlisted a case against Davis on charges of murdering two Pakistani citizens and Faizem in downtown Qurtaba Chowk. Two traffic watchdogs drove out the suspect, and when he tried to rob him, he pleaded that he killed the bike rider as a "self defense".

The killing shook Pakistan and aggravated the tense relationship between Islamabad and Washington. The United States demanded the privilege of diplomatic immunity from Davis, drawing clear and many ambiguous responses from Pakistani officials. Shah Mehmood Qureshi, the foreign minister at the time of the incident, argued that the arrested American was not enjoying diplomatic immunity.

When the fact that the person arrested was actually one of the CIA agents in Pakistan, the plea of the United States weakened. The pardon granted to him in exchange for blood meant implicit approval of the US side, but Davis was not entitled to an exemption, or a team fighting his case lost all hope that he could persuade the authorities to enjoy it.

The Lahore High Court referred the trial to trial.

On March 16, 2011, the sudden conclusion came when Davis was released and the two young men's heirs were swiftly dispatched from Pakistan. The court accepted the monetary compensation to resolve the case.

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