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Motorcyclists Crushed: US Ambassador Chad Rex Freed

Islamabad(April 30, 2018): American Ambassador, who crushed two motorcyclists last night in Islamabad freed from Secretariat Police Station.

According to the details, US Embassy’s Second Secretary Chad Rex Ausburn freed from the Secretariat Police Station after written confirmation from the Foreign Office and the US Consulate, there was huge pressure to escape medical checkup of the US Ambassador, sources said.

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The four-wheel drive jeep of the US diplomat, identified as the Embassy’s Second Secretary Chad Rex Ausburn, crashed into the motorbike at 9:40 PM Sunday night, near Secretariat Roundabout here on the city’s Shahrah-e-Dastoor.Two Injured As US Embassy Car Hits Motorcycle In IslamabadThe motorcyclists, namely, Nazakat Aslam Awan and Muhammad Waseem, who were immediately shifted to Pakistan Institute of Medical Sciences (PIMS) Hospital, were declared to be no longer in critical condition.

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While Ausburn, the American driver, was moved to the Secretariat Police Station and officials said he would not be released until they received a written letter from the Foreign Office, sources said he was let go late night.

Further, Najeeb-ur-Rehman, the senior superintendent of police (SSP) of operations for Islamabad, said authorities were analysing the incident and taking assistance from the traffic police as well.

Those responsible for this accident will be punished as per the law, he said, adding that the Foreign Office had been briefed on the incident.On the other hand, Dr Waseem Khawaja, the spokesperson for PIMS Hospital, told media that both Awan and Waseem were out of danger after being administered first aid.

Awan had received injuries to the head, while Waseem had internal wounds, Dr Khawaja added.

Earlier this month, on April 8, US Defence and Air Attaché Joseph Emanuel Hall’s car ran a red light and rammed into a motorcycle in the federal capital, killing one man on the spot and injuring another.

The Foreign Office had later summoned the United States Ambassador to Pakistan David Hale to protest the killing of the young man.Pakistan Lodges Strong Protest With US Envoy Over Youth KillingAccording to Foreign Office spokesperson, Foreign Secretary Tehmina Janjua recorded a strong protest with the US envoy, who expressed grief over the incident and assured full cooperation from the US embassy in investigating the incident.

The diplomat was let go by police after registration of a case after the Foreign Office (FO) said he enjoyed diplomatic immunity. The victim’s family then petitioned the Islamabad High Court (IHC) seeking the placement of the diplomat’s name on the Exit Control list. The court had observed that diplomatic immunity does not permit killing someone.

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The federal government on April 24, however, informed the court that the diplomat could neither be arrested nor tried. The Deputy Attorney General (DAG) Raja Khalid asserted that the diplomat’s name was in the ‘black list’ so he could not leave the country, however, he added that placing the official’s name in the ECL was a ‘long process.’Diplomatic Immunity Doesn’t Permit Killing Someone: IHCHe added that the Vienna Convention ensured immunity to any accident of diplomats occurring during official duty. “A trial can only be held if the immunity is withdrawn,” the reply stated further.

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