Civil-military leadership allowed Raymond Davis leave scot-free: Imran

Dunya News

PTI Chairman took to Twitter and suggested every Pakistani to read the Davis' memoir

(Web Desk) – Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan said Saturday the top civil and military leadership of Pakistan allowed ex-spy of the United States’ Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) Raymond Davis leave the country scot-free despite four deaths.

The opposition party leader said in a Tweet, “A shameful account of how our top political and military leadership collaborated to let a cold blooded killer, responsible for 4 deaths, go scot-free.”

He earlier acknowledged the ‘eye opening’ accounts written by Raymond Davis himself in the book titled “The Contractor: How I Landed in a Pakistani Prison and Ignited a Diplomatic Crisis”. Imran Khan suggested, “This book should be read by Pakistanis to understand why we are treated with so little respect internationally.”

In 2011, Davis had reportedly gunned down two young men at Lahore’s Qurtaba Chowk which he claimed to commit in ‘self-defence’. He was imprisoned and then released for blood money or diyat in return for the families of both Faizan and Faheem.

Davis credited then ISI chief General (retd) Ahmed Shuja Pasha, President Asif Zardari, PM Yousaf Raza Gilani and Pakistan’s ambassador to the United States Husain Haqqani, Nawaz Sharif, John Kerry and attorney Peter Strasser for defending his case.