Pakistani Party Blows CIA Station Chief's Cover

Former cricket star's party wants him tried for murder over drone strike
By John Johnson,  Newser Staff
Posted Nov 27, 2013 11:52 AM CST
Imran Khan, Pakistan's cricketer-turned-politician.   (AP Photo/B.K. Bangash)

(Newser) – A political party in Pakistan has publicly identified the top CIA spy in the country—and it wants him interrogated and put on trial over a recent US drone strike, reports the Guardian. The PTI party, notably led by a former cricket star named Imran Khan, identified the Islamabad station chief in a letter to police. It named him and CIA chief John Brennan as responsible for a drone strike earlier this month that killed civilians along with militants. Wire services are not naming the station chief.

PTI officials say he doesn't have diplomatic immunity and therefore should be tried for murder, reports AP. They also say he should be interrogated to provide the names of the drone pilots who controlled the plane from afar. Assuming the identity is correct, it would be the second time in three years that those opposed to drone strikes in the country have identified a station chief. The first one had to leave the country in 2010. (Read more CIA stories.)

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