Wednesday, 23 May, 2018

'Killer' US diplomat Col Joseph flees home

Pakistani protesters carry placards during a demonstration against the killing of a local resident in a car accident involving a US diplomat in Islamabad US diplomat involved in deadly crash leaves Pakistan
Deanna Wagner | 16 May, 2018, 13:14

Three senior Pakistani officials say a USA diplomat who killed a Pakistani motorcyclist in a road accident last month has left the country after getting clearance from authorities. As a result, two riders of the motorcycle had suffered injuries, and one of them, 22-year-old Ateeq Baig, had later expired from the trauma. The Pakistan Foreign Office had earlier asked the United States embassy to withdraw the diplomat from diplomatic immunity so that he could be tried for the crime.

Police have also handed over all records related to Colonel Hall to U.S. officials.

Pakistani authorities initially barred the diplomat, who was not named, from leaving the country.

Later on, the U.S. embassy confirmed the development that Col Joseph has left Pakistan.

The spokesperson did not identify the USA diplomat and provided no further details of the case.

Community marches for man who died during arrest
Jason Rivarde, a spokesperson for the Parish Sheriff's Office. "Today is just as hard as Thursday for this family", Hilliard said. Jefferson's coroner said Robinson died of asphyxiation and had signs of trauma from pressure on his neck.

Colonel hall left the country after the United States refused to withdraw his diplomatic immunity.

Hall, a US Defense and Air Attache, had violated two traffic light offenses on the afternoon of April 7, ramming two motorcyclists with his white armored SUV in Islamabad.

He was booked for unintentional murder and placed on an exit control list by the Interior Ministry.

. According to a high level government source, many American diplomats have been in contact with their Pakistani counterparts over the man's death.

It is reported that the Trump administration might remove the restrictions it imposed on Pakistani diplomats, stationed in the US.