|Islamabad Tonight – 16th March 2011|
|Gen. (R) Hamid Gul Former DG ISI, Rana Sanaullah Law Minister punjab and Faisal Raza Abidi PPP|
WITH NADEEM MALIK
TOPIC- RELEASE OF RAYMOND DAVIS
GUESTS- HAMEED GUL, RANA SANAULLAH, SAHIBZADA FAZAL KAREEM, FAYSAL RAZA ABIDI, MUNAWAR HASSAN AND OTHERS
HAMEED GUL FORMER DGISI said that the news of release of Raymond Davis shocked him. He said that it is an equally sad day like fall of Dhaka. He said that Raymond Davis was on exit control list then how he was allowed to leave Pakistan. He said that there should be an action taken against Pakistan security agencies. He said that now it is time for the nation to come out on the streets and protest. He said that he will be out on D Chowk to protest against the release of Raymond Davis. He said that it is a time to work for peaceful revolution in Pakistan. He said that unjust release of Raymond Davis can trigger more suicide attacks in Pakistan. He said that now it is up to Pakistani nation to come above the party affiliation and protest vigorously for the change in the country.
RANA SANAULLAH OF PML (N) said that Islam gives right to the family of the dead to accept compensation. He said that the families of the two people killed in the incident accepted the compensation money in front of the judge in the court. He said that total amount paid as compensation to the families is twenty billion rupees. He said that Punjab government did not work as facilitator in the deal of compensation. Answering the question that who was behind the deal with families from Pakistan Rana said that the name of new lawyer of the victim families Raja Irshad Kyani explains every thing. He said that court asked 19 members of the two families one by one if they are accepting compensation with out any pressure and answer was yes. He said that court only released Raymond Davis after both the families pardoned him.
SAHIBZADA FAZAL KAREEM OF ST said that the whole nations heads are stooped the way Raymond Davis is released. He said that government did not fight Raymond Davis case in the court properly. He said that American embassy car which ran over one Pakistani is not yet found. He said that the families should have presented in front of the media if they had accepted compensation money willingly.
FAYSAL RAZA ABIDI OF PPPP said that what government could do against Raymond Davis if families accepted the compensation money. He said that it was court who released Raymond Davis and question should not be asked to him. He said that court should decide all the cases in a speedy way they decided Raymond Davis case.
SYED MUNAWAR HASSAN OF JI said that Pakistani people already had apprehension that government will release Raymond Davis. He said that question is not about the release of Raymond Davis but the sovereignty of the country. He said that Raymond Davis is espionage and should have investigated thoroughly. He said that families of the victims were kidnapped from their homes. He said that up to few days ago both families were not ready to accept any compensation. He said that by releasing Raymond Davis government has committed a big crime against the country.
RIAZ AHMED REPORTER OF AAJ TV said that both families told him few days ago that it is impossible to accept any compensation. He said that both families are not present at their homes for last few days. He said that according to police nine members of the families are also given American visas beside compensation money.
FAKHAR UR REHMAN REPORTER OF AAJ TV said that both families told him that their lawyer is Asad Butt and they have no intention to change him. He said that a 14th of March ultimatum was given by America to release Raymond Davis. He said that the release of Raymond Davis was decided in a meeting with DGISI of American officials few days ago.
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