Sunday, May 13, 2018

RAMADAN DOOM! Pakistani Authorities Barred US Diplomat Colonel Joseph Emanuel Hall From Leaving Islamabad For Running Over And Killing A Motorcyclist


Tensions between the US and Pakistan at risk of becoming a 'full-blown crisis' after an American diplomat is barred from leaving Islamabad for running over and killing a motorcyclist 

Pakistani authorities have barred a U.S. diplomat, involved in a road accident that killed a motorcyclist in the capital Islamabad, from leaving the country. Two US security officials said Saturday that the plane at Nur Khan air base arriving to carry U.S. military attache Col. Joseph Emanuel Hall out of Pakistan has returned after he failed to get clearance.  The officials spoke on condition of anonymity as they were not authorized to brief reporters.   Source

7 APRIL 2018

Pakistan summons US envoy over deadly crash

ISLAMABAD — Pakistan summoned the American ambassador on Sunday to lodge a formal protest after a road crash involving a U.S. Embassy vehicle killed a Pakistani motorcyclist. Ambassador David Hale was told that another man riding on the motorcycle was wounded in Saturday’s accident, the Foreign Ministry said in a statement. It said “justice will take its course” in accordance with local and international laws. Pakistani TV stations have aired footage showing a white vehicle running a red light and striking a motorcyclist, who can be seen flying through the air. The family of the motorcyclist, identified by police as 22-year-old Ateeq Baig, has lodged charges against the U.S. diplomat, saying he ran a red light. Source

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