Sunday, March 13, 2011

Islamabad may buy more time in Davis case

Islamabad: To keep the option of an “out of court” settlement open in the case of US national Raymond Davis arrested for double murder, Pakistan government is expected to make efforts to buy more time when the Lahore High Court takes up the matter on Monday to determine his diplomatic status.
The government had kept its cards close to its chest on Saturday, the last working day before it was to testify in the high court on Davis’s diplomatic status but “indications of the possibility of the government sticking to its time-buying tactics were, nevertheless, quite evident,” the Dawn newspaper reported. It quoted well-placed sources as indicating that the government “would seek to buy more time to keep the option of an ‘out of court’ settlement open. AGENCIES

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