Last Updated: Tuesday, 23 September 2014, 16:29 GMT

U.S. officials 'question' senior Pakistan politician on drones

Publisher Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty
Publication Date 27 October 2012
Cite as Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty, U.S. officials 'question' senior Pakistan politician on drones, 27 October 2012, available at: http://www.refworld.org/docid/5090e5b4a.html [accessed 23 September 2014]
DisclaimerThis is not a UNHCR publication. UNHCR is not responsible for, nor does it necessarily endorse, its content. Any views expressed are solely those of the author or publisher and do not necessarily reflect those of UNHCR, the United Nations or its Member States.

October 27, 2012

Pakistani cricketer-turned-politician Imran Khan (center) walks with supporters at a rally on the outskirts of Islamabad.Pakistani cricketer-turned-politician Imran Khan (center) walks with supporters at a rally on the outskirts of Islamabad.

Pakistani cricketer-turned-politician Imran Khan says he has been questioned by U.S. officials about his views on drone strikes in his country.

Khan wrote on Twitter that U.S. immigration officials took him off his flight from Toronto to New York on October 26.

His party said the delay meant he missed his flight and was late for a party fundraising event in New York.

But Khan wrote: "My stance is known. Drone attacks must stop."

U.S. authorities have not commented.

Khan is the head of the Tehrik-e Insaaf (Movement for Justice).

A former cricket star, he has campaigned for an end to U.S. drone strikes against suspected militants in Pakistan's tribal areas.

He says they kill many civilians and foster support for militants.

Based on reporting by AFP and dpa

Link to original story on RFE/RL website

Copyright notice: Copyright (c) 2007-2009. RFE/RL, Inc. Reprinted with the permission of Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty, 1201 Connecticut Ave., N.W. Washington DC 20036

Search Refworld