United States official in fatal crash paid money to leave Pakistan

Last Updated: May 16 2018 17:55

According to media reports on Tuesday, an American defence attaché involved in a fatal road accident in Islamabad was allowed to leave Pakistan after the United States embassy concluded a ‘diyat’ or blood money deal with the victim’s family.

The report said that the amount will be paid by the United States embassy. However, the exact amount and when it will be paid was not known.

The Express Tribune too reported on its website that the US military attaché, Col Joseph Emanuel Hall, was allowed to leave Pakistan on a special flight on Monday after a settlement was reached.