Will Saudi Arabia yet again come back to the rescue of 2 of its staunchest allies, the u. s. and Pakistan, with a face saving formula for all parties that can’t be challenged, because it relies on Islamic injunctions? By delivering, Jeddah are doing what it’s done many times within the past – bailing the US and Pakistan out of inauspicious things.
The question pertains to Raymond Davis, President Obama’s “our diplomat” the likes of that Pakistan hopes to deny ‘diplomatic passports’ in future. Taking advantage of his visit to Jeddah on March three, the special US representative for Pakistan and Afghanistan Marc Grossman raised the problem of Raymond Davis throughout his presentation at the International Contact cluster (ICG) meeting, that was additionally attended by Minister of State Ms Hina Rabbani Khar. The meeting was primarily to specialize in Afghanistan.
Later, diplomatic sources confide Grossman raised the problem of Qisas and Diyat with the Saudi authorities on the sidelines of the ICG meeting. Spokesman at the US embassy not totally denying this says, “We are operating with Pakistan to seek out an answer and resolve this matter however I couldn’t tell you regarding (Grossman-Saudi meeting on Davis) and it’d be inappropriate on behalf of me to comment”. Before this, at the tip of February, President Asif Ali Zardari had met with Saudi Prince Naif on the sidelines of the Kuwati celebrations and therefore the Davis issue came up for discussion, confide diplomatic sources.
Prime Minister Yusuf Reza Gilani has additionally said that the “Saudi” choice remains open. Diplomatic sources from Washington told The News, “Initially Washington was to bear with the UAE authorities to prevail upon Zardari as they fancy shut relations. Apparently this didn’t work therefore the next stop was Riyadh”.
The diplomat stresses that the Saudi monarchy will prevail upon the Pakistani military, the clergy and therefore the government and therefore the solely answer at the moment is that the Qisas and Diyat approach. The courts would additionally abide by the Islamic injunctions.
“The military is miffed with the CIA for taking them for a ride however they additionally realise the gravity of matters if the standoff between Islamabad and Washington continues. it’s the clergy that has the road power, however once the Saudi clergy prevails upon the mullahs here, lots of provide and take will take place”, says the diplomat.
Even in the week, per The freelance, an example of the US wishing on the Saudis in an exceedingly utterly completely different matter was seen when the US asked Saudi Arabia if it might offer weapons to the rebels within the Benghazi space of Libya. “The royal family in Jeddah, that was deeply concerned within the Contra scandal throughout the Regan administration, had earlier gave supported the yankee efforts to arm guerrillas fighting the Soviet army in Afghanistan in 1980 and additionally funded and armed the Taliban”, says the report.
Intelligence sources confide to The News that the legal heirs of 2 men killed by Davis would notice it troublesome to refuse requests either by the Saudi officers or Saudi clergy and will be convinced.
“But this additionally involves shifting these heirs outside Pakistan and providing them with a comfort zone as well as suggests that of a livelihood. The blood cash resolution would additionally make sure that abiding by the Islamic tradition there would be less public and politic pressure on the government”, says the official.