Hey HBS guy... why the FO has not taken a clear stance on the issue is anyones guess, but the majority oppinion here in Pakistan is that since all the heavy weights in the US poltical set-up have put there weight behind diplomatic immunity for Davis this puts Pakistan govt in a difficult situation, it would now take a miracle for FO to defy its master and speak words of its own free will. Our government thinks it cannot function without US aid and for that reason doesnot want to anger them. Now the govt is hidding behind the courts in saying that court will decide when infact it is the FO's reponsibility to speak on the matter. As of now the court has asked to submit a certificate of immunty to Davis for which the govt. has asked for 3 weeks time until then the proceeds have been stoped. Ex-Fm is ready to testify that Davis has no diplomtic immunity so the govt is stuck between a rock and a hard place hence the best way out is to buy time and find another way out. One thing is clear is that Davis at most has consular immunity which doesnot cover a grave crime like murder. I hope you would not bring the self-defence argument up because it has been used past its expire date now, the police in its challan has clearly stated that they believe this was a cold blooded murder and have provided various reasons uncovered during investigation which if you ask i can tell you.The US has since changed its stance and made it very clear that RD is indeed related to the US embassy in Islamabad and not to the Consulate in Lahore as was claimed earlier.
Post 3351 is irrelevant now.