CIA employee case strains Pakistani government (AP) – 27th Edition

Women supporters of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf chant slogans during a rally against an American embassy worker Raymond Davis who shot dead two Pakistanis, in Peshawar, Pakistan on Tuesday, Feb. 22, 2011. U.S.-Pakistan tensions are high over the killing of two Pakistanis by an American embassy worker. The U.S. says Davis, was acting in self-defense against robbers and qualifies for diplomatic immunity. But Pakistani authorities have refused to release Davis since the Jan. 27 shooting. The placard in center reads, 'Pakistani courts should punished killer Raymond Davis'. (AP Photo/Mohammad Sajjad)AP – The fallout from the fatal shooting of two Pakistanis by an American CIA employee could prove to be the gravest threat yet to the survival of the weak, U.S.-allied Pakistani government, which has struggled to balance pressure from Washington to free the man with domestic desires to punish him.

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