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.
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.