IHC rules verdict in the US diplomat accident case in Islamabad

IHC rules verdict in the US diplomat accident case in Islamabad
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ISLAMABAD - The Islamabad High Court (IHC) on Friday has announced verdict in the US diplomat accident case in Islamabad.

IHC ruled that a United States diplomat, involved in death of youth in the capital, does not have absolute immunity.

On April 7, Col Joseph Emanuel Hall jumped a red light at Daman-i-Koh Chowk and hit a motorcycle. As a result, two riders of the bike suffered injuries and one of them, named Ateeq, later died.

Justice Aamer Farooq ruled that Col Hall does not have absolute diplomatic immunity.

In the verdict that was reserved on Monday, the court has ordered the interior ministry to decide about placing Col Hall's name on the Exit Control List (ECL) within two weeks.

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