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 31 July 2014]|
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 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