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Pakistani political party "outs" suspected CIA station chief over fury at drone strike

Friday, November 29, 2013 - 01:19

Nov. 28 - The Pakistani political party led by former cricket star Imran Khan says it's identified the CIA's main operative in Islamabad and demands he face murder charges over a deadly drone strike. Mana Rabiee reports.

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EDITORS PLEASE NOTE: THIS EDIT CONTAINS MATERIAL WHICH WAS ORIGINALLY 4:3 In Pakistan, a political party is "outing" the CIA's Islamabad station chief. The Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaaf party - or PTI - led by former cricket star Imran Khan -- is naming the individual in a police complaint. They're demanding he face murder charges over a U.S. drone strike that killed five people last week. The party's information secretary wants the government to make sure the individual -- whose named we're not reporting because it can't be verified -- doesn't leave the country. (SOUNDBITE) (Urdu) INFORMATION SECRETARY FOR TEHREEK-E-INSAAF (PTI) PARTY, SHIREEN MAZARI, SAYING: "We have now come to know the name of station chief of the CIA. We want to register his name and demand that the government put the person on an Exit Control List so that he does not flee from Pakistan." This is where the U.S. drone attack happened, in the country's lawless northwest. It hit a religious seminary believed to be connected with the Haqqani Network, which is linked to the Taliban. The strike killed a senior member of the network and four others. In 2010, the CIA's Pakistan station chief was forced to leave the country when his identify was made public. U.S. officials at the time said the exposure was deliberate retaliation -- done by elements of Pakistan's spy agency, angry that their officers were named as defendants in a U.S. lawsuit.

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Pakistani political party "outs" suspected CIA station chief over fury at drone strike

Friday, November 29, 2013 - 01:19