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Ruling on petition seeking travel ban for US diplomat reserved

ISLAMABAD: The Islamabad High Court (IHC) on Monday reserved its verdict on a petition seeking inclusion of the name of a US diplomat who allegedly killed a motorcyclist in a road accident in Islamabad, in the Exit Control List (ECL). A bench, comprising Justice Amir Farooq, reserved the verdict after hearing arguments from the petitioner’s lawyer and a state counsel. The judge asked the lawyers to spell out mechanism for punishment of a diplomat in such cases and observed that it is not possible that the one who…

Interior ministry ordered to decide inclusion of US diplomat on ECL in 5 days

ISLAMABAD: The Islamabad High Court (IHC) on Wednesday directed the interior ministry's committee formed to decide inclusion or exclusion of names on the Exit Control List (ECL) to decide within five days a request seeking travel ban for a US diplomat who allegedly killed a motorcyclist in the federal capital. Justice Aamir Farooq of the IHC directed the interior ministry to submit a compliance report on next hearing on April 24. The deputy secretary interior informed that the US diplomat’s name has been sent to the…

Traffic death: Father of deceased approaches IHC for travel ban on US diplomat

ISLAMABAD: A petition seeking to place the name of a US diplomat on the Exit Control List (ECL) for allegedly killing a motorcyclist and injuring his pillion passenger was filed in the Islamabad High Court (IHC) on Wednesday.  Twenty-two year old Ateeq Baig was killed after being hit by the vehicle of a US diplomat near Daman-e-Koh Chowk in the federal capital on April 7. The father of the deceased petitioned the high court, requesting it to impose travel ban on the US defense and air attaché Col Joseph Emanuel Hall.…

Police seek travel ban on US diplomat involved in motorcyclist killing

ISLAMABAD: The Islamabad police have submitted a request to the interior ministry, to add the name of the US diplomat, involved in killing of a motorcyclist in capital city, in the Exit Control List (ECL). The request was made in relation to the diplomat’s reckless driving that resulted in killing of a motorcyclist while leaving the other severely injured. The deceased was identified as 22-year-old Ateeq Baig, a resident of Talhar village in Margalla Hills. An FIR was registered against defense and air attaché Col…

Motorcyclist killed by US diplomat’s car in Islamabad – police claim ‘fair probe’

ISLAMABAD: Fair and impartial investigation is being carried out without fear or favor in domain of law in motorcyclists hit incident near Daman-e-Koh Chowk, a police spokesperson has said. In a statement, he said police was in close liaison with the bereaved family and updating it with legal course of action while investigation was being carried out in the matter. He assured that the investigation will be fair, transparent and as per cannon of justice irrespective of who was who. It is pertinent to mention here…

FO says closely following probe into road mishap involving US diplomat

ISLAMABAD: The Foreign Office on Sunday said it is closely following an investigation into the road accident involving a senior US diplomat which resulted in the death of a person in the federal capital.  In a statement on official Twitter account, spokesperson for the Foreign Office Dr Mohammad Faisal said, “Foreign Ministry closely following investigation into the road accident involving a US diplomat which led to the tragic death of a Pakistani citizen in Islamabad.” Foreign Ministry closely following investigation…