More US Contractors to Leave Pakistan Following Secret Raymond Deal


Around 331 US contractors in Pakistan, many of them believed to be involved in spying activities under diplomatic cover, are to leave the country as part of a secret agreement between the two parties for the release of US citizen Raymond Davis, according to a media report. Pakistani officials have agreed to not declare these American nationals “persona non grata” if they leave Pakistan voluntarily within a specific time. The report also said that the deal includes a significant increase in weapons and aid and compulsory scrutiny of anyone seeking diplomatic immunity.

Meanwhile, President Zardari told a visiting US delegation that drone attacks in FATA would have to end, and they have become “intolerable.”



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