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 US Attaché could only be tried in Pakistan if his immunity is withdrawn.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.