Friday, August 17, 2018
News

American diplomat involved in Pak road accident to be tried under US laws: Foreign Office

   SocialTwist Tell-a-Friend    Print this Page   COMMENT

Islamabad [Pakistan] | May 17, 2018 8:11:27 PM IST
Pakistan's Foreign Office (FO) on Thursday stated that an American diplomat, who was involved in a fatal car crash in Pakistan, was allowed to leave the country after the US government assured that he will be tried under US laws, reported Radio Pakistan.

Colonel Joseph Emanuel Hall, the Defence and Air Attache at the US Embassy, was reportedly flown out of Pakistan from the Nur Khan Airbase in a special aircraft on May 14.

FO Spokesperson Muhammad Faisal, during his weekly press briefing, said Colonel Joseph had diplomatic immunity as per the Vienna Convention of 1972.

Faisal added that travel restrictions of diplomats of the United States (US) were now in place, according to the Express Tribune.

"Diplomats and their families will have to seek prior permission to travel outside the radius of 25 miles," he briefed reporters.

Colonel hall left the country after the US refused to withdraw his diplomatic immunity. However, an Islamabad court had ruled earlier that Col Hall's diplomatic immunity did not protect him in the case, as per media reports.

The local police had handed over all records related to Colonel Hall to the US officials, the report said.

On Saturday, the authorities in Pakistan prevented Colonel Hall, from flying out of the country. A U.S. Air Force C130 had landed at Pakistan's Nur Khan air base to bring Hall back to the United States but was forced to leave without him, according to Pakistani media.

Last month, Colonel Hall, ran down three persons in Daman-e-Koh, north of Islamabad.

He was reportedly sloshed while driving the white Land Cruiser that hit three motorcyclists at a traffic signal.

One of the riders was killed in the incident, while the other two were wounded critically. (ANI)

Loading...
 
  LATEST COMMENTS ()
POST YOUR COMMENT
Comments Not Available
 
POST YOUR COMMENT
 
TRENDING TOPICS
 
 
 
CITY NEWS
MORE CITIES
 
MORE WORLD NEWS
Innocent lives lost in Kabul suicide bom...
N Korea urges S Korea to not succumb to ...
After leaving nuke deal, US forms Iran A...
Children deported from Mexico and US fac...
Pak presidential polls to take place on ...
India-Pak peace is the only way to honou...
More...
 
INDIA WORLD ASIA
'Avengers: Infinity War' villains to get...
Vajpayee was a true friend to our countr...
Vajpayee ji always stood for democratic ...
Kerala floods: Death toll rises to 94...
India has lost her 'Atal Ratna': PM Modi...
Andhra CM directs CRDA officials to beau...
More...    
 
 Top Stories
N Korea urges S Korea to not succum... 
After leaving nuke deal, US forms I... 
Dolly Parton urges kids to read mor... 
Children deported from Mexico and U... 
Vajpayee lived for the country: Ram... 
'Amit Shah turned off my mic': Rahu... 
Delhi Police issues traffic advisor... 
Special envoys of neighbouring coun...