ISLAMABAD: Pakistani court is not entitled to decide Raymond Davis’s status for diplomatic immunity while his arrest and case hearing in a local court is against the international laws, says a senior official of US Embassy in Islamabad on Wednesday (today).
A senior official of US Mission in Pakistan said while briefing diplomatic journalists in Islamabad today that how can a local court decide international laws as hearing of Raymond’s case does not come under the jurisdiction of a Pakistani court.
He added that Raymond Davis enjoys immunity from the criminal investigations under the Vienna Convention.
US official added further that the American Embassy is constantly in contact with the Pakistani government on this issue and if both governments will fail to reach on any solution then final option, to go to the international court, still remains available.
The diplomatic sources expressed hope that probably Pakistan will accept Raymond’s immunity under the Vienna Convention as Ministry of Foreign Affairs’ card is not required for the immunity.
“US Embassy’s letter of January 20 not only depicts Davis as a diplomat, it also renders full immunity for him,” stressed the diplomatic sources. SAMAA