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Black-listed US diplomat, who killed a biker in Islamabad, cannot stand trial in Pakistan!

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ISLAMABAD: IHC has been informed by the federal government that Black-listed US diplomat, who killed a biker in Islamabad  Ateeq Beg and injured another by ramming his vehicle into their bike at an intersection here, could not be tried in Pakistan due to diplomatic immunity.

Nevertheless, according to the Deputy Attorney General (DAG), Emanuel Hall’s name has been put on the black list and hence he could not leave Pakistan. 

DAG, while informing IHC that putting Emanuel’s name in the ECL was a very lengthy process, added that he could not be arrested as Geneva Convention gives him immunity. US Attaché could only be tried in Pakistan if his immunity is withdrawn.

It is pertinent to mention here that during the last hearing IHC judge held that being a diplomat did not mean the he could kill Pakistani citizens. The Kohsar SHO was also reprimanded for destroying the case by not conducting a blood test of the accused to determine whether he was driving under influence of any drug. 



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M M Alam

M. M. Alam is a Pakistan-based working journalist since 1981. Karachi University faculty gold medalist Alam began his career four decades ago by writing for Dawn, Pakistan’s highest circulating English daily. He has worked for region’s leading publications, global aviation periodicals including Rotors (of USA) and vetted New York Times as permanent employee of daily Express Tribune. Alam regularly covers international aviation and defense-related events including Salon Du Bourget (France), Farnborough (United Kingdom), Dubai (UAE). Alam has reported thousands of events and interviewed hundreds of people in Pakistan, UAE, EU, UK and USA. Being Francophone Alam also coordinates with a number of French publications.