US Defence attache involved in crash leaves Pakistan

Islamabad :An American diplomat, who was involved in a fatal car crash in Pakistan, has left the country, Geo News quoted the United States Embassy, as saying.

Colonel Joseph Emanuel Hall, the Defence and Air Attache at the US Embassy, was reportedly flown out of Pakistan from the Nur Khan Airbase in a special aircraft.

Colonel hall left the country after the United States refused to withdraw his diplomatic immunity. However, an Islamabad court had ruled earlier that Col Hall’s diplomatic immunity did not protect him in the case, as per media reports.

The local police had handed over all records related to Colonel Hall to the US officials, the report said.

On Saturday, the authorities in Pakistan prevented the Colonel Hall, from flying out of the country. A U.S. Air Force C130 had landed at Pakistan’s Nur Khan air base to bring Hall back to the United States but was forced to leave without him, according to Pakistani media.

Last month, Colonel Hall, ran down three persons in Daman-e-Koh, north of Islamabad.
He was reportedly sloshed while driving the white Land Cruiser that hit three motorcyclists at a traffic signal.

One of the riders was killed in the incident, while the other two were wounded critically. (ANI)