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US Diplomat Involved in Fatal Crash Leaves Pakistan
Tuesday, 15 May 2018 11:05 WIB | GLOBAL |Global

A U.S. diplomat has left Pakistan for Afghanistan Monday after Islamabad had earlier barred him from leaving the country for his role in a fatal road accident.

U.S. defense attache Joseph Emanuel Hall on Saturday planned to board an American military aircraft at the air force base near Islamabad but was not permitted to do so and returned to the embassy, security officials confirmed to VOA.

But on Monday he was permitted to leave for Afghanistan, after Pakistani authorities removed Hall's name from a so-called "black list" of people not allowed to leave Pakistan due to pending court cases against them.

The government agreed to allow Hall to exit the country after U.S. officials assured he will be tried under American laws, Pakistani officials said.

On April 7, the American defense attache ran a red light in Islamabad, killing a motorcyclist and seriously injuring another person on the bike.

Source : voanews

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