PESHAWAR: The Pakistan Tehrik-i-Insaf (PTI) has requested the Inspector General Police (IGP) Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) to nominate the US and CIA in the Hangu drone strike FIR.

According to a press release issued from IGP Khyber Pukhtunkhwa office, PTI's Central Legal Secretary, Barrister Suleman Afridi submitted the written request to the IGP which cited the statement of Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar, a news story regarding the US drone strike in the Washington Post and decisions of the Peshawar High Court.

IGP Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Nasir Durrani has instructed the concerned investigation officers to conduct an inquiry regarding the nomination of foreign countries and institutions in FIRs.

On November 21, at least six people were killed in a US drone attack in the Hangu area of KP province.

Federal Minister for information Pervez Rashid had criticised the PTI for charging an FIR against unkown persons and said that if Imran Khan does not know who attacked the seminary then who is he protesting against.

PTI has now sent a written request to IGP to charge the CIA and US in the FIR for the drone attack in Hangu.

PTI chief Imran Khan has been a vocal critic of US drone strikes, saying they violate Pakistan's sovereignty.

Pakistani officials have consistently maintained that drone strikes are counter-productive, entail loss of innocent civilian lives and have human rights and humanitarian implications.



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