US confirms placing travel ban on Pakistani diplomats
WASHINGTON (92 News) – The United States on Wednesday confirmed travel restrictions have been placed on Pakistani diplomats.
The step was taken in response to the ban on movement of US diplomats without any reason.
Earlier, the US State Department had denied reports that travel restrictions have been placed on Pakistani diplomats.
Reports emerged that the Trump administration had decided to impose new restrictions on Pakistani diplomats in the US.
The diplomatic tiff between the United States (US) and Pakistan is brewing up like coffee, gradual-yet-strong and perhaps tad bitter.
The reports had suggested that the Pakistani diplomats will need to apply for permission at least five days ahead of an intended travel outside the imposed 25 miles radius. The restrictions, which apparently are conditional in nature, are set to come into effect on May 1 if “certain issues remained unresolved.”
The development was reported days after US defense and air attaché Col Joseph Emanuel Hall ’s reckless driving killed a motorcyclist and injured another in the federal capital.
Col Hall was booked in a criminal case after he hit the two motorcyclists at the Daman-e-Koh intersection on Saturday.
Bilateral relations between the two countries have been at the lowest since President Donald Trump’s tweet in January, which alleged that the Pakistani government had ‘deceived’ the US.