US diplomat involved in traffic accident allowed to leave Pakistan May 16, 2018 0 47 12345 AFPIslamabadPakistan has allowed a US diplomat involved in a fatal traffic accident to leave the country, an official said Tuesday, following a weeks-long stand-off and street protests over the incident.The diplomat described as the defence attache in an earlier report departed Islamabad late Monday, a senior Pakistani government official said on condition of anonymity."The US diplomat has been allowed to return to the US in light of the High Court's decision that he had diplomatic immunity,"the official said.A US State Department spokesperson also confirmed that"the American diplomat who was involved in a tragic car accident on April 7 in Islamabad has departed Pakistan."A sports utility vehicle in which the diplomat was travelling was in collision with a motorcyclist and his passenger at an intersection in Pakistan's capital last month.Atiq Baig, 22, died of head injuries while his cousin, who was the passenger, was injured.Weeks later, a second accident involving a US diplomat and a motorcyclist also made headlines in the country but resulted only in minor injuries.Tensions are simmering between Islamabad and Washington as the US pushes Pakistan to crack down on safe havens it allegedly provides for militants.In January the White House suspended nearly two billion dollars in funding in an attempt to force Pakistan to halt its alleged support for the Afghan Taliban and other Islamist groups.Pakistan has long denied the accusation. In the wake of the fatal collision, the Pakistani media drew repeated comparisons with the fatal shooting of two men by CIA contractor Raymond Davis in the eastern city of Lahore in January 2011.After months of negotiations, a Pakistani court eventually freed Davis following the payment of $2 million to the families of the dead men. POST A COMMENT RELATED ARTICLES Elephants help war-hit Myanmar villagers flee to safety May 16, 2018 0 397 US calls for UN action over Rohingya crisis May 16, 2018 0 55 Taliban battle Afghan troops to capture provincial capital May 16, 2018 0 55 Sri Lanka probes sudden deaths of British rugby players Colombo: A second visiting English amateur rugby player has died in a Sri Lankan hospital after visiting a night club and police are now investigating the circumstances, a spokesman said Tuesday. Thomas Howard, 25, and .. Flash floods kill at least 34 across Afghanistan KABUL: Flash floods caused by heavy rain in the past week have killed at least 34 people in several Afghan provinces and caused serious damage to property and livestock, officials said on Tuesday. The flooding, hitting .. Afghan provincial governor sacked as security worsens Reuters KABUL The provincial governor of Nangarhar has been dismissed as part of an administrative shakeup in a region of Afghanistan where security has sharply deteriorated amid allegations of widespread corruption .. Pakistan & Afghanistan finalise 'action plan for peace, solidarity' nation.com.pk islamabad Pakistan and Afghanistan, have finalized an"Action Plan for Peace and Solidarity"to strengthen their bilateral relationship at multifaceted level, reported by Radio Pakistan. The final .. Nawaz should be tried for treason: Musharraf tribune.com.pk islamabad Former president General (retd) Pervez Musharraf on Monday stated that holding the establishment and the army responsible was extremely disappointing, in reaction to former premier Nawaz .. May 12 mayhem: Karachi mayor, 18 others indicted KARACHI: An anti-terrorism court on Tuesday indicted 19 suspects, including Karachi Mayor Wasim Akhtar, in a case related to the carnage which unfolded across the port city on May 12, 2007. The suspects pleaded not ..