U.S. Threatens to Cancel Pakistan Meeting - Wall Street Journal !
In the very article, they accepted the existence of quick response force. It state:
" A U.S. consular vehicle that came to aid Mr. Davis knocked over and killed a bystander. The driver of the second car escaped, but Mr. Davis, who was alone in the first car, was arrested. "
Later, it also state: " Mr. Davis is due to appear in court again Friday; he hasn't yet been formally charged with any crime. "
Eye-opener: " Analysts say that if Mr. Davis were tried in a Pakistani court it would mark a worrying precedent for the U.S. "
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ISLAMABAD, Pakistan—The U.S. has threatened to cancel a high-level meeting involving Pakistan in Washington later this month to protest Pakistan's continued detention of a U.S. diplomat who shot dead two armed men in Lahore in late January.Senior Pakistani officials said the U.S. had conveyed its decision to cancel the meeting if the diplomat, named by Pakistan as Raymond Davis, wasn't released.Pakistan, Afghanistan and U.S. officials were set to meet later this month in Washington to discuss the war in Afghanistan.A spokeswoman for the U.S. embassy in Islamabad said only that Washington hadn't yet officially decided when to hold the meeting.Mr. Davis shot dead the two men after they approached his car armed with weapons. The men had earlier robbed others in Lahore, the capital of eastern Punjab province.A U.S. consular vehicle that came to aid Mr. Davis knocked over and killed a bystander. The driver of the second car escaped, but Mr. Davis, who was alone in the first car, was arrested.The U.S. says Mr. Davis, who acted in self-defense, is covered by diplomatic immunity. But a Pakistani court last week remanded Mr. Davis in police custody and put his name on a list banning him from leaving the country.Mr. Davis is due to appear in court again Friday; he hasn't yet been formally charged with any crime.The U.S. ambassador to Pakistan, Cameron Munter, met President Asif Ali Zardari Monday to push for Mr. Davis's release, the U.S. Embassy spokeswoman said.Mr. Zardari has publicly said that Pakistan's justice system should be allowed to run its course. Protests calling for Mr. Davis to be tried locally have broken out in Lahore since late January.The situation became more volatile over the weekend after the widow of one of the gunmen killed in the shooting incident committed suicide.Shumaila Fahim, 22 years old, died Sunday after taking insecticide. Just before her death, while in the hospital, she told local television that she feared Mr. Davis would be set free.Hundreds of people chanting anti- American slogans attended her funeral Sunday in Faisalabad, a city about an hour from Lahore by car.Mr. Zardari must balance the demands of Pakistan's streets with an increasingly irritated U.S., which funds Pakistan with billions of dollars in annual civilian and military aid."Even if this … matter is resolved it will leave a trust deficit between the two," said Maleeha Lodhi, a former Pakistani ambassador to Washington.Growing anti-American sentiment in the country is a cause of serious concern to the U.S., which needs Pakistan's cooperation to fight Taliban militants that shelter on its soil.Analysts say that if Mr. Davis were tried in a Pakistani court it would mark a worrying precedent for the U.S."It is a very serious situation as—on the one hand—there is growing public sentiment, fueled by the incident, and on the other it concerns relations with our key strategic ally," said a top Pakistan government official.