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Family of man killed by US diplomat's car rally in Islamabad

Pakistani protesters stage a rally demanding a trial for American diplomat involved in a vehicle crash that killed a person, in Islamabad, Pakistan, Tuesday, April 10, 2018. Police have requested the government impose a travel ban on an American diplomat involved in a vehicle crash over the weekend that killed one Pakistani man and injured another in the capital Islamabad. Second banner from left, reads, "give justice to the family of Ateeq Baig, arrest Col. Joseph." (AP Photo/B.K. Bangash)
April 13, 2018 - 3:45 AM

ISLAMABAD - Family members of a young Pakistani man killed by a U.S. diplomat in a road accident have rallied in the capital, Islamabad, asking the government to ensure that justice is done.

Friday's rally was held near the Islamabad road where 22-year-old Ateeq Baig was killed and another person was injured when the U.S. military attaché Col. Joseph Emanuel Hall allegedly ran a red light and hit his motorcycle last week.

Baig's father Mohammad Idrees took part in the rally. He says so far, no U.S. Embassy official has visited his home for condolences.

Pakistan has already lodged a formal protest with U.S. Ambassador David Hale, who expressed sympathy for the victims' families and assured co-operation with the investigation.

The embassy has issued a security alert restricting personnel movement in Islamabad.

News from © The Associated Press, 2018
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