Islamabad: Pakistan’s Foreign Office on Sunday summoned the American ambassador to Pakistan David Hale to lodge a formal protest after a Pakistani motorcyclist was killed by the US Defence Attache in a road-crash.
“The US ambassador was called to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and a strong protest was lodged by Foreign Secretary Tehmina Janjua on the tragic death of the motorcyclist and serious injury to the co-rider in the traffic accident on Saturday that involved a US diplomat,” Dawn reported, citing the statement issued by the FO on Sunday.
“The envoy expressed his deep sympathy and sadness over the loss of life and assured that the embassy would fully cooperate in the investigation,” the statement added.
Colonel Joseph Emanuel Hall, Defence and Air attache at the US Embassy, has run down three persons in Daman-e-Koh, north of Islamabad.
He was reportedly sloshed while driving the white Land Cruiser that hit three motorcyclists at a traffic signal.
One of the riders was dead, while the other two were critically wounded, who were taken to the Pakistan Institute of Medical Sciences (PIMS).
The person killed in the incident was identified as Atiq Baig, 22.