United States defense attache leaves Pakistan

The writer is a senior correspondent of The Express Tribune in Islamabad.
He tweets @Kamran_Yousaf

USA defence attaché Col Joseph Emanuel Hall, who was earlier barred from flying out on an American military aircraft by the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA), was reportedly allowed by the government to leave on Monday, DawnNewsTV reported quoting diplomatic sources.

Richard Snelsire, a spokesman for the U.S embassy in Islamabad, did not wish to comment when contacted by Anadolu Agency.

Two security officials said on Saturday that the plane at Nur Khan air base arriving to carry U.S. military attache Col. Joseph Emanuel Hall out of Pakistan has returned after he failed to get clearance. The diplomat has since left for Afghanistan on a special flight.

Colonel hall left the country after the United States refused to withdraw his diplomatic immunity.

Rumor: Star Fox Racing Spin-Off Coming to Nintendo Switch
These means that rather than being a space combat shooter, Star Fox Grand Prix is more likely to fall into the racing game genre. E3 is less than a month away, and if there's a place where a project like this could be revealed, it would be on that stage.

Seattle approves 'Amazon Tax' to alleviate city's affordable housing crisis
With more than 45,000 employees in the city, Amazon could pay more than $10 million alone. A point-in-time count past year tallied more than 11,600 homeless people in King County.

Derby County Drop Matej Vydra For Crunch Championship Play-Off Clash With Fulham
Second half goals from Ryan Sessegnon and Denis Odoi earned Fulham the victory as they seek a return to the Premier League which they were relegated from in 2014.

A USA diplomat involved in a fatal accident was allowed by Pakistani authorities to leave the country on Monday (May 14), just days after officials here prevented him from boarding a United States military plane, according to U.S. officials.

Last month, Colonel Hall, ran down three persons in Daman-e-Koh, north of Islamabad. But the diplomat was not arrested because of his diplomatic immunity.

Diplomatic relations between the two sides have hit a low ebb since U.S. President Donald Trump took office in January previous year, mainly due to a clash of interests in war-torn Afghanistan.

Police have also handed over all records related to Colonel Hall to USA officials. A writ petition filed in the Islamabad High Court was dismissed on Monday. It had subsequently asked the government to decide within two weeks whether or not Col Hall should be placed on the ECL. After the assurance, Hall was allowed to leave yesterday and apparently flew to Afghanistan initially to go to America, according to sources.

Related News:

  • Today is Deadline to Register to Vote in June 5 Primary Election

    Voters are not required to present identification at a polling place unless they are voting in their precinct for the first time. If a voter has moved or changed his/her name, they must update their registration by completing a new voter registration form .
    Kohli right to skip Afghanistan Test, says Vengsarkar

    Kohli right to skip Afghanistan Test, says Vengsarkar

    Since our pacers are very good at the global level, we should be able to win", he said. The Indian cricket captain feels that such scrutiny may sometimes get uncomfortable.
    Google just made its cloud storage more affordable (and confusing)

    Google just made its cloud storage more affordable (and confusing)

    Customers can add up to five family members under one bill, with each family member still getting their own private storage space. The internet giant is revamping its cloud storage platform with new storage plans and a host of new features.
  • DPRK Proposes Holding High-Level Talks on May 16 to South Korea

    CVID is the acronym used to describe the shared policy on North Korea's nuclear weapons between the United States and South Korea .
    Eruption intensifies, lava continues to spread in lower rift zone

    Eruption intensifies, lava continues to spread in lower rift zone

    A new video shot by drone near the Leilani Estates where the fissures formed shows the extent of the damage in a whole new way. Plant workers last week as a precaution removed 50,000 gallons (189,265 liters) of a flammable gas stored at the site.
    10 children taken from Fairfield home, dad charged with torture

    10 children taken from Fairfield home, dad charged with torture

    Officers responded to the home and discovered the apparent abuse when the children's mother, Ina Rogers, called 911 on March 31. Hurlbut says the children's father, 29-year-old Jonathan Allen, was arrested Friday after officials interviewed the children.
  • Scott Arfield Signs For Steven Gerrard's Rangers From Burnley

    Scott Arfield Signs For Steven Gerrard's Rangers From Burnley

    Scott Arfield has passes a Rangers medical and has jetted into Glasgow to sign for the club, according to a report. Gerrard said: "I am delighted to have added Scott Arfield to the squad for next season".
    Corinthians pair in 23-man Brazil squad for Russian Federation

    Corinthians pair in 23-man Brazil squad for Russian Federation

    Injured right back and team leader Dani Alves was replaced by Manchester City's Danilo and Corinthians' Fagner . The defender was ruled out last week with a knee injury.
    Iran's Presence In Syria May Tempt EU-3 To Leave JCPOA

    Iran's Presence In Syria May Tempt EU-3 To Leave JCPOA

    Iranian state television reported that Zarif will first stop in Beijing and then in Moscow before heading to Europe. Le Maire revealed he had called U.S.
  • Even Uber Drew the Line at Hiring Michael Cohen

    Even Uber Drew the Line at Hiring Michael Cohen

    While some companies-like AT&T and Novartis AG-took Cohen up on his offer, others, including Ford and Uber, turned him down. I'm his personal lawyer. "I have the best relationship with the president on the outside, and you need to hire me", Mr.
    Brazil hit with World Cup injury loss to big star

    Brazil hit with World Cup injury loss to big star

    Corinthians right back Fagner has been cleared by Brazil's football confederation to play in the World Cup in Russian Federation . Brazil is in Group E with Switzerland, Costa Rica, and Serbia and they will take on Switzerland in their opening game on June 17.
    Oil analyst says Iran sanctions 'will create market opportunities' for Saudi Arabia

    Oil analyst says Iran sanctions 'will create market opportunities' for Saudi Arabia

    The deal limits Tehran's nuclear ambitions in exchange for the lifting of sanctions by the USA and Europe. In a tweet on Sunday, Trump wrote: "Remember how badly Iran was behaving with the Iran Deal in place.


Most liked

Sichuan A319 loses cockpit windshield mid-flight
The explosive decompression blew off the cockpit's right windshield and dragged the co-pilot headfirst towards the window. Sichuan Airlines Airbus's co-pilot was sucked halfway after a cockpit windshield blew out forcing an emergency landing .

Gov. Rauner proposes restoration of death penalty in IL
Rauner on Monday alluded to the concerns his predecessors had regarding innocent people being sentenced to death at trial. In his version, the bill would bring back the death penalty for murdering a police officer, or two or more people.

US Embassy's Move in Israel Draws Criticism from Around the World
Palestinian protesters chant slogans as they burn tires during a protest on the Gaza Strip's border with Israel on Monday. Israel captured east Jerusalem in the 1967 Mideast war and annexed it in a move not recognized by the global community.

First look! Khloe Kardashian and Tristan Thompson's daughter looks too cute
An insider for the publication said: 'Khloe is determined to show that she is happy in Cleveland. She quickly clapped back, "I mean...her dad is black silly".

Sonam Kapoor meets Mahira Khan at Cannes, and we can't keep calm
Here comes another picture of Mahira where she is posing for the paparazzi and leaving us dazzled with her beauty. Anand Ahuja is one such man and Sonam Kapoor is indeed very lucky to have a gem of a person like him in her life.

Before Modi-Vladimir Putin Meet, India-Russia Work On Circumventing US Sanctions
This could affect the S-400 missile defence system deal which is said to be at an advanced stage of negotiations. Last week, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu was in the Kremlin.

Israeli troops kill 55 in Gaza as United States opens Jerusalem embassy
He said the decision is merely a recognition of reality, and he said it provides a firmer foundation for peace negotiations. The United States setting up an Embassy there purposefully undermines the Palestinian position and makes peace less likely.

CBS and the Redstones may want to book Judge Judy
News of the lawsuit sent CBS shares up almost 3 percent and Viacom shares down more than 6 percent. Multiple sources say Verizon had been involved in high-level discussions with CBS previous year .

With any luck, Tiger Woods can be the next Webb Simpson
The killer instinct is still missing, just as it was in the Valspar Championship in early March , when he was runner-up to Casey. It may seem an impossible task, but Lee could apply pressure on Simpson with a 4- or 5-under round Sunday.

Sunanda Pushkar death case: Shashi Tharoor booked, calls chargesheet preposterous
Meanwhile, sources said the judge may order Tharoor to be taken into custody if it finds that the accused can influence witnesses. An FIR was registered by the Delhi Police on January 1, 2015 against unknown persons under IPC Section 302 (murder).

Guillermo del Toro Horror Anthology Series '10 After Midnight' Ordered By Netflix
The Guillermo del Toro Presents 10 After Midnight series marks Netflix's first original horror anthology series. Del Toro will also handpick a team of writers and filmmakers from the genre to oversee the other installments.

Nanny gets life in prison without parole for killing 2 children
A jury in April found her guilty of murdering both children, which is punishable by a maximum sentence of life in prison. Ortega was to have dropped off Lucia at her dance class, and Krim was to pick her up.

Europa's plumes make Jupiter moon a prime candidate for life
The case for a giant plume of water vapor wafting from Jupiter's potentially life-supporting moon Europa just got a lot stronger. For example, in the 2014 and 2016 candidate detections, the possible plumes blocked some ultraviolet light emitted by Jupiter.

Top Israeli Soccer Team Renames Itself in Honor of Donald Trump
By late afternoon, at least 52 Palestinians, including five minors, were killed , the Gaza Health Ministry said. Over 35,000 protesters marched towards the border fence, coming within several hundred metres.

Police arrest four for stealing allegedly electoral materials — APC Imo Crisis
Leaders of APC in Imo State on Thursday met with Vice President Yemi Osinbajo at the Presidential Villa behind closed doors without Gov.