US embassy has assured full cooperation in killing probe involving its diplomat: Asif

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan: The Foreign Minister Khawaja Muhammad Asif on Wednesday said the United States Embassy had assured full cooperation in the investigation into the killing of a youth by a US diplomat in the Federal Capital.


Last Saturday, 22-year-old Ateeq Baig was killed while his companied received serious wounds when a vehicle driven by the US Defence and Air Attaché Colonel Joseph Emanuel struck their motorcycle at a traffic signal in the vicinity of Kohsar Police Station in Islamabad.

Responding to questions of members in the National Assembly today, Khawaja Asif said the US air and defense attaché who had recently hit and killed a motorcyclist in the Federal Capital was still in Pakistan.

The foreign minister said the US embassy had assured full cooperation in the investigation, and action would be taken in accordance with law.

Khawaja Asif further told the House that five Pakistani nationals were currently detained at Guantanamo Bay. He said two of them were facing charges while the remaining three had not been charged of any crime.

The minister said efforts were being made to bring the three detainees back to the Country.

Talking about the human rights violations in Indian Occupied Kashmir, Khawaja Asif said Pakistan was strongly highlighting Kashmir dispute at international fora including United Nations, Human Rights Commission and Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC).

The foreign minister said Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi met with the UN Secretary General António Guterres in China and discussed with him the Indian atrocities in the occupied valley. He said Pakistan’s diplomatic missions abroad were also exposing India’s state terrorism in Occupied Kashmir to the World.

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