Pakistani police officers surround the U.S. Consulate during rallies on Feb. 18 condemning Raymond Davis, a U.S. Embassy employee who shot dead two Pakistanis in Lahore in January. K.M.Chaudary/AP hide caption

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American's CIA Ties Imperil Pakistan Cooperation

The revelation that American Raymond Davis was a CIA operative has only heightened tensions between the Pakistani intelligence service and its U.S. counterpart.

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Pakistani police escorted the man identified by local authorities as Raymond Davis on Friday into court in the city of Lahore, where a judge ordered him held another eight days. The U.S. Embassy says the detained American is a diplomat enjoying immunity from criminal prosecution and arrest. Davis is due back in court Monday. Arif Ali/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Yasim Raashid says many Pakistanis do not believe Davis is a diplomat as the Americans say, but more likely a security operative along the lines of the much-loathed Blackwater, now called Xe. Sajid Memood/ hide caption

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Ajoka Theater founder Madeeha Guahar on stage following a performance in Islamabad of a play about blasphemy. In the antisecular atmosphere following the Punjab governor's assassination, the staging of the play is a rare example of secular society standing up against the intimidation of religious extremists. Julie McCarthy/NPR hide caption

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Swati embroidery is being revived "one stitch at a time" in the vocational institution established in a wing of Ahmed Zeb's home in Saidu Sharif, the old capital of Swat. The princess has taught hundreds of women "to stand up, avoid charity, [and] earn with dignity." Julie McCarthy/NPR hide caption

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A contingent of Pakistani troops march during a parade at a military training center in Karachi in 2009. The army is a powerful force in Pakistani political life. U.S. diplomatic cables released by WikiLeaks reflect the clout wielded by the chief of the military, Gen. Ashfaq Kayani. Rizwan Tabassum/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Activists of the Pakistani fundamentalist party Jamiat Talaba Islam protest last month in Karachi, carrying signs decrying blasphemers and chanting slogans against Asia Bibi, a Christian mother sentenced to death for blasphemy. Politicians and conservative clerics are at odds over whether President Asif Ali Zardari should pardon Asia Bibi, sentenced to hang for defaming the Prophet Muhammad. Rizwan Tabassum/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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In exile since 2008, former Pakistani President Pervez Musharraf has announced his return to politics with the launch of a new political party and a potential run for the presidency. Here, he addresses members of the British Pakistani community in Birmingham in October. Dan Kitwood/Getty Images hide caption

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