US and CIA to be nominated in Hangu drone strike FIR: PTI

Request was given to the K-P IG by Barrister Suleman Afridi of PTI.


Web Desk November 25, 2013
An FIR of the Hangu drone strike which killed six persons including a Taliban commander was filed against unidentified persons in Hangu on November 22. PHOTO: AFP

PESHAWAR: Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) has requested the Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa (K-P) police to nominate US and the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) in the First Information Report (FIR) filed on November 22, Express News reported on Monday.

The request was given to K-P Inspector General (IG) Nasir Khan Durrani by PTI Central Secretary Legal Affair’s Barrister Suleman Afridi.

An FIR of the Hangu drone strike, which killed six persons including a Taliban commander, was filed against unidentified persons in Hangu on November 22. This is the first FIR of its kind in Pakistan.

PTI's media cell issued a statement on Monday, according to which IG Durrani has ordered that the police investigation of the Hangu drone strike FIR case be initiated. The IG has also directed officers to thoroughly investigate the points raised in the request, states PTI's media cell.

In the request, Afridi references the foreign ministry's official statement, a detailed report by the Washington Post and the orders of the Peshawar High Court on drone strikes.

Hangu strike

On November 21, a drone had fired four missiles at a madrassa in Hangu, killing six people and injuring at least eight others.

Also, Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam-Sami and Defence Council of Pakistan (DPC) Chief, Samiul Haq had said yesterday while talking to media at Mardan Press Club that PTI Chairman Imran Khan should nominate US President Barack Obama in the FIR filed against the drone strike in Hangu.

COMMENTS (81)

Sexton Blake | 7 years ago | Reply

@numbersnumbers: Dear numbers, If you have the so called terrorist attack figures at hand why don't you print them instead of criticizing other peoples contributions all the time without providing supporting evidence for your theories. I do not object to being proven wrong.

numbersnumbers | 7 years ago | Reply

@Sexton Blake: Obviously you could go to Wikipedia and search for "terrorism in Pakistan" to see a listing of most (if not all) significant terrorist attacks in Pakistan since 2001! I believe that links lead to the casualties suffered in each terrorist attack over the years!

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