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US diplomat, involved in car crash, leaves Pakistan

ANI | Updated: May 15, 2018 01:17 IST

Islamabad [Pakistan], May 15 (ANI): United States diplomat Colonel Joseph Emanuel Hall left for his country on Monday, a day after Pakistani authorities prevented him from leaving Pakistan.
Hall was involved in a fatal car accident in Daman-e-Koh, north of Islamabad as he, on April 7, jumped a red light and rammed into a motorcycle killing one Pakistani civilian, as reported by the Geo news.
Following the incident, the Pakistani authorities forced the U.S. Air Force C130 to land at Pakistan's Nur Khan air base and leave without diplomat Hall.
A Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) officer on duty stopped the diplomat at the airbase and seized his passport and then resorted to seeking directions from his higher authorities.
Colonel Hall returned to the embassy later.
He was reportedly sloshed while driving the white Land Cruiser involved in the accident.
An Islamabad court has ruled that Hall's diplomatic immunity does not protect him in the case.
On the other hand, the US government had refused to exempt Joseph from the diplomatic immunity, said sources. (ANI)

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