PESHAWAR: Four US nationals dodged policemen at a check-point on the Islamabad-Peshawar Motorway and managed to enter Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa’s capital Peshawar on Sunday evening, sources said.
A police official at a checkpoint located on the motorway told The Express Tribune that there were two black and white Land Cruisers, which ignored police and intelligence officials’ signals to stop.
Law enforcement personnel chased the vehicles which, the official said, were coming to Peshawar from Islamabad. However, he said, it wasn’t clear where in Peshawar these vehicles were headed to.
He said that usually, police and intelligence personnel check foreigners entering Peshawar at this checkpost to ascertain whether they are carrying legal permits to enter the city or not.
However, the Chamkani police station did not confirm this incident and said that they have no information about this incident.
However, sources said the vehicles bore registration numbers SV-316 and SV-574 and managed to enter the US Consulate in Peshawar. They alleged that the vehicles even tried to crush the police personnel at the checkpost.
Restrictions on the movement of foreign officials, including diplomats, have been enforced following the May 2 Abbottabad raid which killed Osama bin Laden. Diplomats are required to acquire No-Objection Certificates from the interior ministry to travel across the country. However, following protests by the US over curbs, Pakistan’s Foreign Office said that restrictions had been imposed on all Pakistan-based diplomats and no specific curbs were placed on Americans.
Instances of Americans being stopped for not having required documentations have been increasingly reported in the media. In July, three Americans were stopped at the Peshawar International airport on arrival from Islamabad.
Reports of deportation have also appeared. US national Mark DeHaven was arrested in February in Peshawar for overstaying his visa that expired in October 2010. He was deported and is being tried by a court in Peshawar.
Published in The Express Tribune, August 22nd, 2011.
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Americans are blessed people, our police cannot even open fire on the vehicles' tyres either.
Quite a contradiction, considering how the very same forces showered bullets on the foreign women in Kharotabad
@Hedgefunder.....Seems tha you still avoided the main question, Question is, what has America and the NATO really achieved in Afghanistan ten years? Nothing. Zilch. Zero. Astonishing, but true.
Are we talking about diplomats or diplomatic laws??? We are talking about cursed US mind set and under cover CIA and Backwater agents which are hovering in our country. Our authorities may have learned a lot from RAYMOND DAVIS case. I would rather suggest authorities for DON’T DETAIN FIRE IN THE BRAIN.
We have no doubt our forces were well aware of that entire fake encounter. American think tank has staged this drama to fool their tax paying nation. What a poor justification for a 7 trillion dollar war. It’s going to be much pain full for coming U.S. generations to digest this defeat. Its may not be over yet!!!! Get ready for Duck Hunt game.
@Rana: Know about the laws that apply to diplomats before commenting. No 'host' country can place curbs on movement of foreign diplomats except to security-sensitive, predesignated installations. You can't just stop any diplomat on the street at will and subject him to searches. You need to have a charge against him first. Pakistan should come out of this caveman mentality and behave like a responsible nation.
@Hedgefunder, you really think they are after remanants of Al Qaeda? You really think there was OBL in Abbottabad? You must b an amerrican to believe all this cock and bull story. Nobody believes this here. Man, there is much more in our beloved country Pakistan. Al Qaeda is just an hoax to jusify their stay in Pakistan and Afghanistan.
Every time American agents enter Peshawar a huge attack happens........If KP is to be saved close down American consulate in Peshawar
Pak Police should stand with rocket missile and the message to the US will be clear... stop or get blown into pieces.
Americans need to stop acting so arrogant and obnoxious all the time - for their own good. like being hated all over the world because of wars wasnt enough. Stop acting like the victims, americans, you've long past transitioned into aggressors. You want respect? learn to give some first.
AoA,every one.What a shame for us. Its was the same peshawar police who killed a young boy riding a motorcyle,when the police stopped him,he didint & our courageous police shot him.he was in pool of blood in no time.And i am not sure but it was our 2010 INDEPENDENCE DAY. Now where were our police................................
Pakistan security agency's weapons have no Codes to fire on forigners hahahah they just shoot nationals
now we need "Azadi" we are not self sufficient in our own country. do you believe we are free ?
well had it been the pakistani the security personals would have opened fire but it was white skin which stopeed the guards to fire.....
Plzz pace is best then us police is not best alle yourps trends is dividid and raul that is not okk
brother if police will open fire what will b done they have bulit prof land cruisers
@Rana: Yes ! They are violeting the restriction of movement ! But perhaps they know lot more about those cockroaches residing within Pakistan who they want to take out, and as Pakistan will not act to assist, these guys will simply just go in and deal with them by their own means. Remember OBL's location ?? They came, took action and then they left !!! While your Mighty Armed forces were a asleep !!!
Even otherwise; police need to errect subsequent barriers that some culprit crosses an entry point; he finds blocked at next barrier in close vacinity. But for this sort of arrrangments; police improvement has yet to materialize.
What standard of reporting is this? How can Mark De Haven be tried after being deported? Doesn't make sense.
Let us wait for the official rebuttal from the Minister of Home Affairs and reaction from the Minister of External Affairs? This game of three blind mice chasing the cat to place a bell around it's neck will certainly be fun for both the ordinary public and members of the diplomatic corp.
I sincerely hope that Pakistan doesn't declare war on the US.
Americans are very actively violating movement Restrictions. The only way to restrict them into their holes is to shoot them if they don’t comply with restrictions.
Jokes on us... had it been any other country they would have opened the fires and called the victims terrorists.
The security guards have guns, don't they? They need to use them.
good. They should dodge these low lifes
They dont pay heed listening to the government. When they are not the real diplomats who are supposed to be here than such incidents are imminent. The government when clearly dont bother about the quagmire karachi has been into, how in the world would the government stop those who feed our stooges
And imagine had Pakistani people repeated the same scene in US, what would have happened to them.