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Rights groups have expressed fears the same blood-money laws that spared Iqbal could be used to pardon Parveen's killers.
According to a senior official at the Foreign Ministry in Colombo, the delegation would try to meet Naif Jiziyan Khalaf Al-Otaibi, father of the dead infant, to request he give up his private right to see Nafeek executed as an act of compassion and come to a blood-money settlement.
Islamabad, Mar 21(ANI): The heirs of the two Pakistani men shot dead by CIA operative Raymond Davis in Lahore were not pressurised in any way to accept blood-money and pardon the American, their lawyer has said.
Blood-money was raised in a bid to save nurses Lucy McLauchlan and Deborah Parry from the threat of public beheading in Saudi Arabia.
Lahore, Mar 21(ANI): Double murder-accused CIA contractor Raymond Davis was released by a Pakistani court after the heirs of the two victims pardoned him in return for blood-money worth 200 million rupees, which was in accordance with the Shariah laws, Punjab Governor Sardar Latif Khosa has said.