PTI accuse CIA director, country chief, of murder in Hangu drone attack

Published: November 27, 2013
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PTI accuses the two men of "waging war against Pakistan." PHOTO:PTI

PTI accuses the two men of "waging war against Pakistan." PHOTO:PTI

ISLAMABAD: The Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) on Wednesday urged the police to include the US Central Intelligence Agency’s (CIA) director and a man whom the party claimed was the agency’s station chief in Pakistan, to be included as murder suspects in the November 21 drone strike in Hangu. 

This was revealed by PTI’s central information secretary during a press conference in Islamabad on Wednesday. Mazari showed a letter that she had written to the Hangu police, requesting them to include CIA director John Brennan and his station chief in Pakistan in FIR 555 on the drone strike, which had initially named unknown persons as suspected perpetrators of the attack.

The November 21 attack, which militant sources said killed the Haqqanis’ spiritual leader along with five others, was unusual in that it was mounted outside Pakistan’s lawless tribal areas on the Afghan border.

The letter urged the police to include the two CIA officials in the FIR as suspects for murder and “waging war against Pakistan.”

It is rare for CIA operatives to be identified in public. The then-Islamabad station chief was forced to leave Pakistan in late 2010 when a Pakistani official admitted his name had been leaked.

In the nomination letter, the PTI accuses the agency chief in Pakistan of “running an illegal clandestine spying operation throughout Pakistan but specifically in K-P and annexed Tribal Areas.”

The station chief and his accomplices throw Global Positioning System (GPS) devices at houses or cars and the drone then strikes the target, PTI alleged.

PTI protests

PTI Chairman Imran Khan has stepped up his rhetoric since a drone attack killed the leader of the Pakistani Taliban Hakimullah Mehsud on November 1. He accused Washington of deliberately sabotaging fledgling efforts towards peace talks with the militants. He has urged the government to halt trucks travelling through Pakistan with supplies for Nato forces in Afghanistan. But the government has shown no appetite for the move, leaving PTI activists to take matters into their own hands.

In recent days PTI supporters armed with clubs have set up checkpoints on roads in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and forcibly searched trucks for Nato supplies. The government criticises drone strikes as a violation of sovereignty and counterproductive to anti-terror efforts.

There hasn’t been any immediate repercussion of PTI’s protests and forceful blockade of Nato supplies in Islamabad’s ties with Washington which have improved in recent after lurching from crisis to crisis in 2011 and 2012.

Last month the US announced it would release $1.6 billion in aid and Washington’s support was seen as key in Pakistan securing a $6.7 billion rescue loan from the International Monetary Fund in September.

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Reader Comments (60)

  • Raju
    Nov 27, 2013 - 7:42PM

    No surprise that pakistan is a joke country.Will they produce arrest warrant on Obama ?

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  • suresh
    Nov 27, 2013 - 7:44PM

    as if it makes any difference to US.
    you are just a slave.

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  • jg
    Nov 27, 2013 - 7:47PM

    will PTI please stop runnning after issues for political point scoring. there are real issues related to PTI apologists policies in regards to terrorism and TTP murderers that needs to be reviewed.will you stop wasting time of dear and poor public.

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  • PTI
    Nov 27, 2013 - 7:51PM

    well all old grievances redressed…..whats next PTI bashers……

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  • Common man
    Nov 27, 2013 - 8:11PM

    This is the first of its kind in Pakistan.. at least People like me can say that yes, we have leader like IK who would fight for us and risk his everything

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  • unbelievable
    Nov 27, 2013 - 8:17PM

    Classic chest thumping – long on emotion short on logic. National pastime?

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  • Nov 27, 2013 - 8:20PM

    What about FIR against Army Chief and ISI for not taking any action to shoot down the drones. Also FIR against the Pakistan Prime Minister for not declaring US as an enemy country.

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  • shah
    Nov 27, 2013 - 8:22PM

    What proof does PTI have that this was a drone strike conducted by CIA ?

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  • NR
    Nov 27, 2013 - 8:23PM

    @Raju: Why not? If he has done a crime! Is Obama above the law?

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  • Truth Detector
    Nov 27, 2013 - 8:23PM

    Indian trolls and/or US apologists will go bersek in t-10,9…

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  • Indian Troll Watch
    Nov 27, 2013 - 8:44PM

    Indian trolls continue to earn their paycheck and boost their senseless ego by bashing Pakistan on Pakistani news outlets…LOL

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  • Pakistaniloyalist
    Nov 27, 2013 - 8:44PM

    @suresh:
    You suffer from inferiority complex, hence the need to spend your life commenting on Pakistan
    You are just a another production of hindu nationalist mentality whose life mission is to hate Pakistan, you’re comments are not welcome here. Post on some BJP hindu extremists sites.

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  • Pakistaniloyalist
    Nov 27, 2013 - 8:45PM

    SLAVES WILL REMAIN SLAVES
    The real sher of Pakistan has done what has never been done in history.

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  • Pakistani1
    Nov 27, 2013 - 8:47PM

    @suresh:
    You have inferiority complex from Pakistanis
    Thats why i see your pro-india/hindu comments on every page on this site

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  • Zen
    Nov 27, 2013 - 8:54PM

    PTI should be commended for its effort. It is about time that Pakistan starts building thousands of prison. Now CIA chief and the station chief in Pakistan will name who has given them permission to carry out and given co-ordinates to terrorists being killed. They in return name will who else is also involved. In this way, a family tree will emerge and finally, 100 million will be behind bars. Kudos PTI.

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  • Karachite
    Nov 27, 2013 - 8:54PM

    @suresh:
    You are slaves without access to toilet facilities

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  • PTI guy
    Nov 27, 2013 - 8:54PM

    @suresh:
    You are slaves without access to toilet facilities

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  • PTIzindabad
    Nov 27, 2013 - 8:56PM

    The slave of a mass murderer hindu nationalist comments

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  • ali ahmed
    Nov 27, 2013 - 9:02PM

    Madame out of 5…four were Afghan national…it seems Mazari has become spoke women of Afghanistan….

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  • suresh
    Nov 27, 2013 - 9:16PM

    @Indian Troll Watch:

    no dear, we come here to laugh at you. i still remember the water car kit!

    LOL.

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  • suresh
    Nov 27, 2013 - 9:17PM

    @Pakistaniloyalist:

    I am not hindu. i am an atheist. and i enjoy reading funny pakistani news.

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  • Anti Taliban
    Nov 27, 2013 - 9:26PM

    Why is IK worried about Afghan nationals killed on Pakistani soil, while every month or so there is a bomb blast, assassination, beheading by the TTP?

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  • Feroz
    Nov 27, 2013 - 9:32PM

    Do these buffoons making these suggestions not know that Diplomats have immunity. IK believes in form and not substance, the hallmark of a sub standard leader.

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  • csmann
    Nov 27, 2013 - 9:46PM

    funny, CIA can find terrorists in Pakistan that the whole security apparatus and intelligence agencies of the country can’t. FIR needs to name a whole lot more than CIA.

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  • numbersnumbers
    Nov 27, 2013 - 9:57PM

    HAHAHAHA
    BTW, has the PTI EVER accused the TTP (“Our Brothers” according to some nitwit!) of slaughtering (“murdering”) tens of thousands of Pakistanis over the years???
    Has the PTI EVER organized large scale protests against the TTP their slaughter of those Pakistanis??
    Would all please recall that the PTI has to be almost dragged to the podium to EVER offer condolences to the victims of TTP TERRORISM, almost fearing that that action might somehow INSULT “Our Brothers”!!!

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  • An observer
    Nov 27, 2013 - 9:57PM

    This is funny. Given that there is a civil war going on in Pakistan, the action taken is against the one ally who is actively fighting against your enemies. Madness, your name is Pakistan.Recommend

  • Last Word
    Nov 27, 2013 - 10:11PM

    With PTI and JI acting as the biggest supporters of TTP, the killing of innocent people would continue unabated in Pakistan.

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  • An observer
    Nov 27, 2013 - 10:13PM

    This is funny. Pakistan is truly the land of the insane.
    Does anyone in this country really want to live under the Taliban having seen how they ruled in Afghanistan?
    Pakistan is in the middle of a civil war and the politicians and people don’t appear to understand what they are facing. The US, with drone strikes, are fighting the enemies of Pakistan, something Pakistan seems unwilling to do. Despite what IK and others tell you, this is not the US’s war and it will not end when the drone strikes stop or NATO leaves Afghanistan. This is Pakistan’s war and it is being lost!Recommend

  • observer
    Nov 27, 2013 - 10:22PM

    When American citizens wanted to prosecute ISI and its chief for killing Americans in Mumbai 26/11, the US extended immunity to ISI and its Chief.

    The US State Department has informed a New York court that Pakistan’s Inter-Services Intelligence and two of its former directors general “enjoy immunity” and cannot be tried in the Mumbai terror attacks case.

    http://dawn.com/news/772699/isi-and-its-former-chiefs-enjoy-immunity-says-us

    I hope PTI and its immature ‘Tsunamists’ know what they are doing.

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  • RJ
    Nov 27, 2013 - 10:24PM

    @ NR – yes he is, at least he is above Pakistani law which is applied selectively (mainly upon the poor and weak)

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  • DAJ
    Nov 27, 2013 - 11:28PM

    @suresh: I don’t think you’ve ever called at a call center, you’ll forget about the water car kit once you do. Hello(hullo) my iPad isn’t working, (deed you resat eet?) yes I did (okay doo eet agan) but I just did it twice (keep doing teel eet wark). Thank god they’re moving call centers away from India now. Atleast Filipinos and chinese can speak english clearly and have knowledge on how electronics work.

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  • Jahanzaib Abbasey
    Nov 28, 2013 - 12:53AM

    Ridiculous! So that means you are supposed to ARREST the CIA Chief the next time he visits Pakistan?

    What about the General who allowed the “accused” (CIA Chief ie) to use drones to annihilate Pakistanis?

    The COAS since the first drone attacks till the last who failed to protect Pakistanis from a foreign attack?

    And two civilian governments of PPP & PML(N) who do not have the guts to firmly say ENOUGH & STOP & ask the military to shoot down the drones if/when any of them come in handy.

    Tragic how we have been and are being ruled by cowards, traitors, sell outs or mere fools.

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  • Sanity
    Nov 28, 2013 - 12:59AM

    PTI needs to grow up.

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  • Bill the Butcher
    Nov 28, 2013 - 1:19AM

    I wonder when PTI supporters will start using their common sense; they are proud of a man who has shown in all his capacity a highly immature & senseless person. Imran Khan have never protested about the genocide his taliban brothers commit against innocent human beings. Well Imran khan you are appeasing an alligator and make no mistake one day it will indeed eat you.!!!

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  • Taimoor
    Nov 28, 2013 - 1:44AM

    @Mohibullah Khan:
    Maybe they should issue FIR against the world’s population since in four feeble min the list never ends.

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  • kaku
    Nov 28, 2013 - 2:10AM

    Response to two themes in the above comments:

    1) CIA chief’s diplomatic immunity: the CIA chief does NOT have immunity since he is not a diplomat. The press conference mentioned this and stressed on the fact that the chief should be put on exit control list till the case is resolved

    2) why PTI doesnt protest against taliban and does against US? Because taliban is not a state, so who will you protest against, who will you record your protest with, and where will you protest?

    Secondly, the onus is on the people supporting military operation to call for protests, not pti since military operation is exactly what pti doesnt want.

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  • Nadeem irani
    Nov 28, 2013 - 3:54AM

    Its about time. Throw CIA out of Pakistan, clean up USembassy in Islamabad, rduce there staff. That’s the source of badness in Pakistan,

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  • Rex Minor
    Nov 28, 2013 - 5:34AM

    @Raju:

    The country which follows its legal channels cannot be labelled a joke country! Pakistan is comin of age.

    Rex Minor

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  • Rex Minor
    Nov 28, 2013 - 5:39AM

    @Feroz:

    Sir, no one in the world has the diplomatic immunity for murder!!

    Rex Minor

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  • Rex Minor
    Nov 28, 2013 - 5:47AM

    @Mohibullah Khan:

    You have only the FIR system! If it was the drone, the FIR would be against the ‘UNKNOWN’. The truth will appear once thed prosecution proceed and go the court of law. The American administration is always confident of their illegal actions; let them come forward and explain this act.

    Rex Minor

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  • JealousyKills
    Nov 28, 2013 - 4:21PM

    Indians seem very angry for going against US

    Mainly because US considers SHINING India a cheap labor haven and loyal slaves, it uses Indian labor force paying 1/10 of the salary of a US employee to fight tough economic recession, which the Indian accepts in a blink.

    Like a US official said:
    Indians may memorize rocket science for getting US jobs but we won’t pay a dime over the minimum wage

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  • IndianHatersWatch
    Nov 28, 2013 - 4:27PM

    @suresh:

    I am not hindu. i am an atheist. and i enjoy reading funny pakistani news.

    Here comes another american enslaved Indian denying & ashamed of his culture and religion, you forgot to put “suresh- USA” or is your immigration/asylum request still not approved?

    LOL

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  • Gratgy
    Nov 28, 2013 - 5:55PM

    @IndianHatersWatch

    Here comes another american enslaved Indian denying & ashamed of his culture

    In pakistani parallel universe does being an athiest mean “american enslaved Indian denying & ashamed of his culture”? lol!

    Ironically the only guys denying and ashamed of their culture are those who are now pretending to be arabs.

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  • Gratgy
    Nov 28, 2013 - 5:57PM

    @JealousyKills:
    Grapes are truly sour.

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  • Gratgy
    Nov 28, 2013 - 6:03PM

    If you think you can prosecute the Chief of CIA then what prevents you from shooting down a silly drone??? Surely you have the means of shooting down a slow moving subsonic drone.

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  • Rex Minor
    Nov 28, 2013 - 7:55PM

    @Bill the Butcher:
    You haved not talked about the kenyan Mau Maus either? Because the subject is dealing with the activitieds of the CIA which is terrorising the Pashtun community.in the autonomous tribal territory. Only last week a swiss couple, who spent a while in waziristan, explained on the Geman TY about the nightly drone operations. People cannot sleep because of their constant noise and then the usual killing spree starts. A missile is fired at a house and after the lapse of 15 odd minutes the drone returns and fires again to kill those in the neighbourhood who to rescue the victims of the first attack. Now tell us if Imran Khan is an ammateur individual?

    Rex Minor

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  • TruthPrevails
    Nov 28, 2013 - 9:49PM

    @Gratgy:
    Arab religion ???
    What about Indonesia, India, Malaysia, Bosnia ??? You have hard time accepting the fact that more Muslims are outside Arabia. Religion has nothing to do with ethnicity unlike Hinduism which doesn’t accept many indians let alone non-indians (concept of low caste and high caste system such as brahmin being superior race).. Now pls deny all knowledge like always

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  • IndianTrollWatch
    Nov 28, 2013 - 9:52PM

    @suresh:
    You come here to laugh?? LOL
    Only if you would’ve spent time constructively, people would’ve had toilet access in your country

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  • IndianTrollWatch
    Nov 28, 2013 - 9:55PM

    @Gratgy:
    This is a Pakistani issue, keep your tongue out of our country.

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  • IndianTrollWatch
    Nov 28, 2013 - 9:57PM

    Indians – this is Pakistani site & none of your business
    KEEP OUT

    Regards,
    Pakistani

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  • Weirdity
    Nov 28, 2013 - 10:16PM

    @Rex Minor: a country coming of age would have shot down the drone. A country which is s slave because it depends on external aid for survival and can’t stop harboring terrorists is not coming of age but devolving into infancy.Recommend

  • Sindhi
    Nov 28, 2013 - 11:02PM

    US – Go ahead, one more drone at SM – supporters of terrorists TTP. No need to talk to anyone in PTI. No matter how much you invest in KP, they will always be ungrateful to you. Stop all USAID investments in KP and divert it to rural Sindhi.Recommend

  • Rex Minor
    Nov 29, 2013 - 1:09AM

    @Weirdity:

    You are realy a weird individual? Any hobby flyer or a para glider can bring down the
    noisy unmanned beast. Do you expect this kind of civil courage from the people of Pakistan who have lived as flunkies under the Brits without any resistance. Name one country which is living within its own means without any interdependence. Now do not name the USA which is living of the capital assistance of China and the Saudis! I do not share your alligations about Pakistan. I think it has a reservoir of very resiliednt peoples who are of age to unfold their potential.

    Rex Minor

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  • Sher
    Nov 29, 2013 - 3:21AM

    Such a stupid and uncalibrated approach. IK and his havarees don’t realize that these attacks some time are with assistance from ISI. Suppose if this attack was done in cooperation with pak army then what?? will you also arrest the new army chief??.. Secondly none of the people killed in drone strike is Pakistani. IF they are pakistanis then why PTI or Govt. of Pakistan publishing there whereabouts

    Grow up IK/PTI stop fooling people and try to resolve much bigger issues in hand.

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  • Bill the Butcher
    Nov 29, 2013 - 7:29AM

    @Rex Minor:
    What on earth you are talking about !! people can’t sleep because of the noise of drone?? atleast use some minor sense and analyze the veracity in a statement. Are you claiming that daily every night there are numerous drone attacks on people? Swiss couple came on vacation in waziristan and the met you personally to tell you how dangerous drones are where as taliban are angels of peace. YOu still got time to use your brains.

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  • csmann
    Nov 29, 2013 - 10:46AM

    But why this lady has to lie to protest?For days it has been 6 afghans that were killed in Hangu. Now she has suddenly changed it to 4 Pakistani children.And then they say nobody believes them.

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  • Gratgy
    Nov 29, 2013 - 4:03PM

    @IndianTrollWatch
    This is a Pakistani issue, keep your tongue out of our country.

    Sue Me

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  • Nov 29, 2013 - 4:19PM

    @NR:
    Then u should nominate Obama in the FIR for the drone strike as well.

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  • Gratgy
    Nov 29, 2013 - 4:57PM

    @TruthPrevails:
    Arab religion?? I did not even mention religion so I really dont know what you are talking about.

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  • Truth_Prevails
    Dec 12, 2013 - 11:47AM

    @TruthPrevails: ET this user has stolen my user name. Please ensure that such petty thefts are stopped. Thanks

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