Interior Ministry has been asked to put US Defence Attache on ECL

Interior Ministry has been asked to put US Defence Attache on ECL
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ISLAMABAD: Interior ministry has been asked to put the name of US Defence and Air Attaché Colonel Joseph Emanuel on the Exit Control List.

In a letter written to the interior ministry, the police stated they have received information from reliable sources that Emanuel would leave the country soon.

Since investigation into the accident involving the US defence attaché in Islamabad was under way, the police did not want him to leave Pakistan.

In a statement issued earlier, Islamabad police said they could not arrest Emanuel as the Vienna convention provided him immunity.

A case has been filed against the US defence attaché after a vehicle he was driving ran a red light and hit a motorbike, killing a young man and injuring another in Islamabad.

According to Article 29 of Vienna Convention on Diplomatic Relations, 1961, the person of a diplomatic agent shall be inviolable. “He shall not be liable to any form of arrest or detention. The receiving state shall treat him with due respect and shall take all appropriate steps to prevent any attack on his person, freedom or dignity.”

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