US threatens to cut aid to Pakistan
US parliament members have threatened to stop aid to Pakistan if not it releases an American under arrest over gunfire deaths of two Pakistani men. As the US increased heaviness on Pakistan on Tuesday, it had previously warned about the risk to high-level discussion if Pakistan released Raymond Davis, a US government employee.

Davis was arrested on January 27 after shooting two Pakistanis. He said he acted in self-defense fear they would rob him. A third Pakistani was run over and killed by a US consulate vehicle that had come to help Davis, according to police.

The event set off protests in Pakistan, where anti-US feeling has extended runs high. Shumaila Faheem, the widow of one of the two men who was shot dead by Davis, dedicated suicide on Sunday by taking poison. Many observers have question whether Davis was a normal civil servant.

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