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American diplomat allowed to leave Pak on US assurance: FO

Press Trust of India  |  Islamabad 

today said a senior US diplomat, who killed a motorcyclist in a road accident here, was allowed to leave the country as he had and also the gave assurance that he would be tried in an

also said that restrictions on diplomats of both and the US have now been in place and diplomats and their families will have to seek prior permission to travel outside the radius of 25 miles.

Defence attache left the country on May 14 after assured that he would be tried under US laws.

had earlier sent back an American plane, delaying the return of Hall to the US amidst the controversy over his immunity from prosecution.

Hall had killed a 22-year-old motorcyclist and injured another on April 7 in after jumping a red signal.

He was let go by the police in line with the Vienna Convention on Diplomatic Relations, 1961 which gives immunity from criminal prosecution. However, a first information report of the incident was registered.

The incident increased political tension between the two countries.

Relations between and Islamabad have been strained since US accused Pakistan of "lies and deceit" and criticised Islamabad for providing safe havens to terror groups.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Thu, May 17 2018. 19:40 IST
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