Pakistan Blocks US Diplomat From Leaving Country: Report
Pakistan authorities have blocked the exit of a US diplomat involved in a car accident that left a 22-year-old dead. ????Reuters reports an American military aircraft flew in specifically to fly Col.
Joseph Hall out of the country, yet he was prevented from doing so until the accident is adjudicated.????An Islamabad court has ruled that Hall’s diplomatic immunity does not protect him in the case. ????The move came a day after Pakistan said it would restrict the movements of all American diplomats in the country in response to Washington’s similar restrictions on Pakistani embassy diplomats.????A U.S.
State Department spokesperson declined to comment on Hall’s situation saying quote????“We do not discuss details of diplomatic conversations.”??