Pakistan calls in United States ambassador over embassy vehicle fatality

PTI Leader Siraj Mohammad Khan with CM Punjab

At the police station, the United States official produced his diplomatic card issued by the Foreign Office as well as his driving licence.

As a result of this negligence, motorcyclist Ateeq Baig was killed, while his cousin Raheel was critically injured. It said "justice will take its course" in accordance with local and global laws.

The US Embassy said it was cooperating with local police investigating the accident and expressed its sympathy towards the families of the riders.

The area police arrived at the scene and asked the driver to surrender himself.

According to FO statement, Hale has assured that the U.S. embassy will "fully cooperate" in the investigation of the hit and run case.

Senior policemen then visited the spot and took the defence attache and his vehicle, as well as a colleague, to the Kohsar police station, the Dawn reported.

A statement released by the US Embassy confirmed the accident.

The deceased's family has demanded justice after the diplomat was not arrested as he enjoyed immunity under worldwide laws.

CM Shehbaz arrives in Peshawar
Pakistan calls in United States ambassador over embassy vehicle fatality

The case relates to the arrest of Mohamed Zakir Hussain by the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) of the Tamil Nadu police in 2013, on specific information that he was involved in spying for Pakistan.

The US diplomat was later allowed to leave.

Several people took to social media to protest against the favourable treatment given to the USA diplomat, the Dawn said.

Siddique was working as visa counsellor at the Pakistan High Commission in Colombo but had to be repatriated to Islamabad after India mounted pressure on Sri Lanka about his alleged activities targeting this country.

Adding, "Pakistani officials are showing a liberal face to the west to make them happy, but within the country, they are not even ready to pass and implement laws on issues like child marriage and domestic violence, which shows the double standard of two-faced government officials", said the activist.

Pakistan has rejected the diplomatic immunity for an ex-Central Intelligence Agency employee, Raymond Davis, after he shot two young Pakistani men.

Police on April 8 said they are examining footage of the accident from a surveillance camera.

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