U.S. Senator John Kerry, left, meets Pakistan's Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani in Islamabad, Pakistan, Feb. 16, 2011. Kerry wants Pakistan to free a U.S. consulate employee Raymond Davis, allegedly involved in shooting of 2 Pakistanis
"Davis Release Highlights Fragility of US-Pakistan Partnership"
Op-Ed, Asia Society
March 16, 2011
Author: Hassan Abbas, Former Senior Advisor, Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs
Belfer Center Programs or Projects: International Security
Raymond Davis, a CIA contractor the US claimed had diplomatic immunity, was arrested in Pakistan after a deadly shooting incident in January. He was freed today after victims' families pardoned him in exchange for financial compensation, as per a provision of Islamic law applicable in Pakistan's legal system.
For the sustainability of US-Pakistan relations this is a positive step, especially from the US perspective....
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