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Najam Ul Assar

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Image of Pakistan in your sight?

How do you feel when you hear about Pakistan?
What stereotypes you have for people of Pakistan?
Do you really think, they are terrorist?
What if a Pakistani adds you on social network?

Kindly be Precise and Short.

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  • Jun 23 2013: Raymond Davis
    In January 2011, CIA contractor Raymond Davis shot and killed two Pakistani men
    in broad daylight in Lahore, Pakistan.

    Davis claimed to have diplomatic immunity and to be a part of the U.S. Embassy in Lahore.
    But, Embassy officials denied him being an American diplomat or attached to the Embassy,
    and then changed their minds later, after President Barack Obama came to his aid, and referred
    to him as "our diplomat" and demanded he be freed.

    The U.S. Embassy in Lahore said the Justice Department had opened an investigation
    into the shootings.
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    The anti-American uproar was so severe that the United States had to dispatch its best diplomats,
    including John Kerry, to negotiate his release, which Kerry accomplished, through the traditional
    Islamic method of the payment of blood monies to the victims' relatives. 19 relatives appeared in
    court to accept blood money payments totaling $2.34 million dollars.

    A U.S. official said Pakistan had paid the families $2.34 Million Dollars for Davis’s release.
    That arrangement allowed Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton to assert in a news conference
    that, “the U.S. didn't pay the compensation”. But the American government "expects to receive a bill
    at some point," said the U.S. official, who spoke only on condition of anonymity because the situation
    was so sensitive.
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    We need to assume that there will be unintended consequences of paying blood money for the lives
    of innocent civilians, wrongfully killed as collateral damage, by U.S. Spies, Drones, and Soldiers.
    ===
    Raymond Davis went home to Colorado, where he entered a Bar, was involved in a knife fight,
    arrested and jailed. The follow up research should be quite interesting, politically.
    President Barack Obama can really pick ‘em. Democrats should be proud.

    The press seems to have kept the follow up on the back page. Hmmm...

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