US Embassy Officer in Pakistan Is Charged With Obstruction


On April 7, Colonel Joseph Emmanuel, a U.S. military and air attaché, was driving a auto that hit a motorcycle in Islamabad, killing 22-year-old Ateeq Baig and injuring his cousin Raheel.

The vehicle that was hit by the auto of the United States diplomat that rammed into a motorcycle at the Secretariat Roundabout on Shahra-e-Dastoor on Sunday, April 29, 2018. According to police, American diplomat had been taken into custody after the accident.

Pirzada has been alleged to have manhandled police officials, including the station house officer (SHO) of the police station, and trying to help the driver of the SUV that hit motorcyclists escape.

Pirzada was charged and arrested under Sections 353 (assault or criminal force to deter public servant from discharge of his duty) and 186 (obstructing public servant in discharge of public functions) of the PPC, the ASI told AP.

Chad was also driving a non diplomatic number plate car
Chad was also driving a non diplomatic number plate car

The area police immediately reached the spot and rushed both the injured to the PIMS Hospital for medical treatment.

However, on Monday, a case was registered against Islam, local Dawn News reported.

Police said Nazakat Aslam Awan and Mohammad Waseem were riding a motorcycle when they were hit by a vehicle on Constitution Avenue near the Pak Secretariat complex at around 9:40pm. Earlier, a vehicle driven by Colonel Joseph Emanuel Hall, Defence and Air Attache of the US Embassy in Islamabad, crushed to death a Pakistani motorcyclist in Islamabad on April 7.

Another US diplomat has hit motorcyclists in Islamabad, injuring two persons including one in critical condition. The injured people were hospitalized, and the diplomat, identified as Second Secretary Chad Rex Ausburn, was briefly detained before being released after the Foreign Ministry confirmed his diplomatic credentials. The incident strained ties between Pakistan and US Davis was led out of the country after blood money was paid to the families of the victims.

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