US diplomat detained in Pakistan after his car hits two

The Islamabad High Court has instructed the government not to allow the diplomat to leave the country until his case is decided by the court.

Police in the Pakistani capital of Islamabad on Monday said that an American diplomat had been taken into custody after his car hit and injured two motorcyclists. A police report said that the US diplomat, Chad Rex Ausburn, was driving a Toyota Jeep on the Constitution Avenue at Secretariat Chowk, Islamabad at around 9.40 p.m. (Pakistani time) on Sunday when he struck two motorcyclists, who were shifted to hospital immediately.

Senior police officer Najeeb ur Rehman told the media that the injured who had been sent to a local hospital were in stable condition, Xinhua news agency reported. He said the driver was taken to a police station and would be released after the foreign ministry confirms his diplomatic position.

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