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Raymond Davis’ family reaches Pakistan

Posted by on February 26, 2011 0 Comment

Lahore, Feb 26 (IANS) The family of US official Raymond Davis, who shot dead two men in Lahore, has arrived in Pakistan, a media report said Saturday.

Davis’ family reached the country Thursday morning, the daily Dawn reported.

The family comprises a woman, two men and three children. There was tight security when they arrived and they were whisked away to an undisclosed location.

The media report said the vehicle used for ferrying Davis’ family had false number plates.

Davis, an official with a US diplomatic mission in Lahore, was arrested Jan 27 after he shot dead two youths on a motorcycle. He claimed he acted in self-defence as the armed youngsters were trying to rob him.

His arrest has sparked a diplomatic crisis and strained relations between the US and Pakistan. The US has threatened to withhold the $1.5 billion aid package promised to Islamabad for the war on terror.

Since the US and Pakistan disagree on Davis’ diplomatic status, as specified under the Vienna Conventions, the issue may get referred to the International Court of Justice, media reports have said.

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