Pakistan blocks U.S. diplomat from leaving country

Americans return empty handed after FIA bars 'killer' US diplomat from leaving Pakistan

Americans return empty handed after FIA bars 'killer' US diplomat from leaving Pakistan

On April 7, his vehicle ran a red light and a motorcyclist, Ateeq Baig, 22, was killed in the capital, Islamabad.

The authorities in Pakistan barred an American diplomat involved in a fatal traffic accident from leaving the country on Saturday and briefly detained him for questioning, according to a senior Pakistani intelligence official.

In a dramatic development in the USA diplomat case who crushed to death a biker in Islamabad, a special aircraft arrived at the Nur Khan Airbase on Saturday noon to take along Col. Joseph Emanuel who is facing travel restrictions after the April 7 incident.

Pakistan has asked United States officials to withdraw Hall's diplomatic immunity, and the matter is being reviewed by Pakistani courts. The diplomat was later released after the Foreign Office (FO) said he enjoys diplomatic immunity. The High Court gave the Interior Ministry to decide if Hall's name should be placed on the Exit Control List (a travel ban list), according to The Nation.

The father of man killed in the accident, Idris Baig, said in a recent interview that Col. Hall must face justice in Pakistan and was satisfied to see the authorities had not let him leave the country.

Sources said that the USA diplomat wasn't present at the airbase but would reach there after being allowed to leave the country.

Col Hall accompanied by around eight people from the embassy reached the air base around five minutes later for boarding the aircraft, sources privy of the development have told Dawn News. Washington later suspended its security assistance to Pakistan.

THE US has no respect for Pakistani courts and laws.

New US restrictions limit all Pakistani diplomats and their families to traveling no more than 25 miles from Washington or other cities with Pakistani consulates unless they have permission. That came days after President Trump complained on Twitter that Pakistan had "given us nothing but lies & deceit" and accused it of providing "safe haven to the terrorists we hunt in Afghanistan".

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