Raymond Davis enjoys diplomatic immunity: Fauzia Wahab


Pakistan People’s Party’s (PPP) Information Secretary Fauzia Wahab on Monday said that Raymond Davis, the American citizen who killed two people in a crowded area of Lahore last month, enjoys diplomatic immunity
Wahab said that diplomats as well as technical staff of foreign missions enjoy immunity under the Vienna Convention, and Raymond Davis is no exception.
Regarding claims made by the former foreign minister, Shah Mehmood Qureshi, that he had refused to grant a diplomatic visa to Raymond Davis, the information secretary said that Qureshi had violated the party’s discipline by making those claims.
She said that the government has to handle this case with care as the United States is the largest donor of foreign aid to Pakistan.
Shah Mehmood Qureshi, who was dropped from the cabinet when a new, smaller cabinet was announced last week, is said to have annoyed the party leadership “over his divergent opinion on the Raymond Davis issue”.