The authorities in Pakistan have prevented American Diplomat Colonel Joseph Emanuel Hall, a Defence and Air attache at the US Embassy, involved in a fatal auto crash, from flying out of the country on a US military aircraft.
Pakistan has prevented a United States diplomat involved in a fatal road accident in Islamabad to leave the country, a move that could further strain the bilateral ties. US Embassy has also reportedly handed over passport of the diplomat to FIA immigration officials. The US has in turn barred Pakistani diplomats in Washington from travelling more than 25 miles outside the city without permission, as relations between the two governments...
On April 7, Col Hall killed a youth and injured the pillion rider as he jumped the traffic signal at the intersection of Margalla Road and 7 Avenue in the federal capital. The man's father had approached the Islamabad high court to stop the diplomat from leaving the country.
US-Pakistan relations have worsened since January, when the Trump administration announced it had suspended almost all of the $1.3 billion in annual security aid given to Pakistan.
The decision was made after Washington announced similar travel measures for Pakistani officials, Dawn newspaper website posted.
Since President Donald Trump took office last January, US-Pakistan relations have soured considerably, with the administration cutting $1.3 billion in annual aid to Islamabad for security purposes.
According to the U.S. decision, Pakistani diplomats, at the embassy in Washington and four consulates in New York, Los Angeles, Texas and Chicago, will need to stay within 25 miles (40-kms) of the city of their posting.
According to details, a special aircraft arrived at the Nur Khan Airbase here to take the American diplomat home.
'My son will never come back and we will consult with our relatives and village community before negotiating the agreement.