Raymond Davis can't get diplomatic immunity: FO

Dunya News

Pakistan foreign office has said that US citizen Raymond Davis has no diplomatic immunity because he is not an official of US foreign office but he is a part of technical and administrative staff in the US embassy in Islamabad , Dunya News reported on Saturday .As US has demanded immediate release of its citizen and Raymond Davis, who allegedly killed two people in Lahore three days ago. The US embassy in Pakistan issued a statement, which stated that Raymond shot at two people in self-defence and thus is being in illegal captivity inside Pakistan. When detained, the US diplomat identified himself to police as a diplomat and repeatedly requested immunity under the Vienna Convention on Diplomatic Relations, it said in a statement.It further said that Pakistan cannot, in anyway, detain its citizen; Raymonds diplomatic visa would be expired in 2012. However, it grieved the death of two people at the hands of its citizen. It is pertinent to mention that US national named Raymond David shot at 2 persons at Qartaba Chowk and hit another bike rider while driving rashly, in an attempt to to escape the scene. The motorcyclist Ubaidur Rehman was killed on the spot while other two injured -- Faizan Haider and an unidentified person -- succumbed to their injuries in the Services Hospital. Police apprehended Davis from Purani Anarkali and confiscated a pistol with bullets and three mobile phones from his possession. Police have taken Raymond's car into custody and started investigation of the incident. The accused told the police that he opened fire on the deceased at Qartaba Chowk, Lahore in his defence as they tried to rob him. SSP (security) Rana Faisal,while talking to Dunya News, confirmed that the foreigner is a US citizen and the two deceased wanted to stop Raymond on gun point. US Embassy spokesman in Islamabad said that they are in contact with Pakistani government over the issue. The other day Raymond was remanded in police custody for 6 days.