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Pakistan blocks US diplomats after a deadly crash



  CCTV footage shows the white SUV leaping the light in Islamabad

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CCTV footage has captured a car that shot red and hit a motorcycle

Pakistan has prevented a US diplomat from leaving the country after allegedly killing a motorcyclist by red light last month.

The local press said on Saturday that a plane was sent by the US to collect Col Joseph Emanuel Hall

US officials have previously said he can not be arrested or put on trial for having diplomatic immunity ,

The incident has exacerbated political tensions between countries.

Ateeq Baig, 22, was killed on April 7 in the crash in Daman-e-Koh north of Islamabad.

CCTV footage showed a white four-wheel drive ̵

1; allegedly controlled by Col Hall – ignored the red light at an intersection, crashed with a motorcycle on speed and then slowed down.

The US Embassy has denied reports in Pakistani media that Col Hall was drunk driving.

The dead man's father has asked the colonel to answer to the Islamabad High Court (IHC).

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Next Friday, the IHC ruled Col Hall have no absolute immunity.

He had already been put on a "black list" of travel, which meant that airports had been ordered not to let him go.

Neither the US nor Pakistan have officially commented on Saturday's news.

Relations between Washington and Islamabad have been centralized since New Year's Day of US President Donald Trump, where he accused Pakistan of "lying and fraud". [19659020] Skip Twitter contribution from @realDonaldTrump

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In January, the US government said it lost almost all its security measures Pakistan said it had failed to deal with terrorist networks operating on its soil.

Pakistan has rejected the allegations and responded that it would no longer share information with the US.


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