LAHORE – Shah Mehmood Qureshi, who is now in PTI was PPP’s foreign minister when Raymond Davis Saga took place.
Raymond Davis wrote in his book that Qureshi was the only man standing firm against my release despite having friendly relations with John Kerry.
Davis remembers Qureshi refused to bow down to government pressure and took his stance. He then stepped down as foreign minister and later joined Pakistan Tehrik e Insaf.
Davis wrote both Asif Zardari, the then Pakistan president and Nawaz Sharif, the opposition leader was on the same page for his release.
Qureshi knew David did not work for US consulate and actually a contractor of BlackWater; he, therefore, refused to let him out of jail under Vienna Convention.
After the resignation, Davis wrote Qureshi said in a press conference that this is not a time to bow down against the USA.