Documentary on Drones: Imran Khan 'proud' of Jemima's work on 'Unmanned'

Published: November 7, 2013
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Khan said he was 'proud of the dedication' his ex-wife Jemima Khan had demonstrated for the project. PHOTO: AFP/FILE

Khan said he was 'proud of the dedication' his ex-wife Jemima Khan had demonstrated for the project. PHOTO: AFP/FILE

Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan on Thursday tweeted his admiration for the documentary ‘Unmanned: America’s Drone Wars’, a film that investigates the impact and cost of US drone killings in Pakistan.

Khan said he was ‘proud of the dedication’ his ex-wife Jemima Khan had demonstrated for the project.

Jemima, who currently lives in England, released the film in collaboration with Brave New Foundation. It made its debut on October 30 at the Sunshine Landmark Theater in Manhattan, New York.

The film has director Robert Greenwald investigating the impact of US drone strikes at home and abroad through more than 70 separate interviews.

One of the people interviewed is Rafiqur Rehman, a primary school teacher from a mountainous region in northeast Pakistan, whose 67-year-old mother was targeted by a drone strike in October, 2012. Two of Rehman’s children were also injured in that attack.

Last month, the family related their story to some members of the US Congress on an invitation from Congressman Alan Grayson.

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Reader Comments (9)

  • Qasim
    Nov 7, 2013 - 9:07PM

    That Lady indeed did great job for Pak, we All Pak is thankful to her. Thanks Jemima!Recommend

  • GrimmJow
    Nov 7, 2013 - 9:07PM

    Proud of a propaganda? Pakistani act in a way as if US is to be blamed entirely for drone wars. There is no collective will between the civilian govt. & the army to stop drones. They are themselves to be blamed. So much for being a sovereign state!Recommend

  • Bilal
    Nov 7, 2013 - 9:35PM

    Well done Jamaima. There must be someone to open the eyes of the world & show them who’se the actual terrorist. You have done it excellently.Recommend

  • dani
    Nov 7, 2013 - 10:16PM

    what about rocket launchers launched against Pak army without drones stop them and there will be peace. negotiations have been unsuccessful since 2002 then why you are bluffing nation army knows you must play cricket only rather open a cricket club that is better Recommend

  • Mirza
    Nov 8, 2013 - 12:20AM

    Can anybody in Pakistan give up Islam and still loved by TTP, IK and others? Or only a rich Jewish Christian convert is the only exception? Can any scholar please explain what the Islamic verdict on those who leave Islam is? This love for rich and powerful JK would open the doors for many unhappy Muslims who want to convert to other religions. In any laws especially Islamic everybody is treated equal so what do the Muslim scholars say on this topic?

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  • goggi (Lahore)
    Nov 8, 2013 - 1:17AM

    A great and very dedicated work Jemima, your mind-blowing film is going to flow the tears of the whole world.

    In the words of the pilot Brandon Bryan, “to kill people and break things” is unfortunately the sacred commandment of all powerful people of todays world………….each in his own way!

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  • shabz
    Nov 10, 2013 - 11:22PM

    a briiliant piece of work which no Pakistani could dare to do! welldone Jamima and thank you from all the pakistani nation!!

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  • Imtiaz
    Nov 11, 2013 - 3:45AM

    Thank you. Brilliant job, only brave people can do what you have done. Don’t be disappoint with negative comments.

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  • asmab arshad
    Nov 17, 2013 - 3:40AM

    Its a great job from jimayma khan ………. I’m a really greatful to u as a Pakistani national………….

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