Raymond Davis accuses Pakistani politicians of lying

Jul 10, 2017
raymond-davis- NEWSDESK: Raymond Davis, the CIA contractor who was at the centre of a diplomatic stand-off in Pakistan, has accused Pakistani politicians of lying to the nation regarding his release. Davis hit news in 2011 after he shot dead two men in Lahore who he says had been trying to rob him. A third man was killed by a car driven by Americans apparently on their way to rescue Davis. Later, a court freed him after acquitting him of two counts of murder at a hearing held at a prison in Lahore. The acquittal came when relatives of the dead men pardoned him in court. “Many people in Pakistan do not believe in my story while in fact their own leaders have told lies and they should be questioned for it,” Davis said while speaking in the BBC programme, Weekend. He said Pakistanis had strong sentiments on the issue and added that he was not right. “But, after all it is my story and the people should also try to see the whole matter from my point of view and question leaders of their country about their ever-changing statements,” he said. He added that the people he mentioned in the book were now telling the people that I was a liar. “I am very sad to know that they can go to this extent to paint me as a liar and defame me.” The CIA contractor said he was not aware as to who were the persons he shot and killed as the Pakistani media ran stories stating that both the deceased were agents of a secret agency while according to documents submitted in the court the two had been arrested 67 times on charges of theft. Also, there were news that Lashkar-e-Taiba had announced a prize for killing or kidnapping officials of Blackwater and ‘it is possible that the two tried to attack me in the hope of getting the prize’. Davis said he was investigated about this incident on his return to the US.





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