November 28th, 2013
08:25 AM ET

Pakistani official outs CIA officials in drone investigation

By Saima Mohsin and Mariano Castillo

A Pakistani political party official has publicly named two U.S. CIA officials in connection with a police murder investigation into a drone strike.

Police had already initiated an investigation against unnamed persons after a recent drone strike that killed five. In a televised news conference Wednesday, Shireen Mazari, information secretary for the Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) party said she filed an addendum to the police complaint, singling out two U.S. officials.

She gave the names of U.S. CIA Director John Brennan and a person identified as the CIA's Station Chief based in Pakistan. U.S. officials did not confirm to CNN the accuracy of her claims.

"I can't speak to the alleged operational issues, but more broadly I note we have a strong ongoing dialogue with Pakistan regarding all aspects of our bilateral relationship and shared interests," a U.S. Embassy official in Pakistan told CNN.


Filed under: CIA • drones • Pakistan
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  3. Ronnie Berg

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    December 3, 2013 at 1:01 pm | Reply
  4. desert voice

    Why couldn't the Pakistani system deal with the chief terrorist of the world, Bin Laden? May be they do have a sick legal system, which in itself is responsible for the "drone" problem?

    December 2, 2013 at 3:59 pm | Reply
  5. Arnold

    Muslim terrorists!

    November 29, 2013 at 5:11 pm | Reply
    • George patton

      Tell me Arnold, are they truly any worse than those filthy cowards who operate those ungodly drones of ours from the safety of some air conditioned office somewhere here in America? Somehow, I don't think so!!!

      November 29, 2013 at 7:31 pm | Reply
      • acsj

        George Patten Too gutless (and other parts of his anatomy) to use his farsi name

        November 30, 2013 at 11:51 am |
  6. StanCalif

    Okay Pakistan, when we leave Afghanistan (100% and forever) we will leave your pitiful, backstabbing country! How soon after we're gone will you be begging us for more drone strikes? A day, a week, a month? It certainly won't be very long!

    November 29, 2013 at 4:07 pm | Reply
  7. George patton

    what a disappointing picture? I thought missiles turned houses into rubble!!! I see few walls are still standing.

    November 29, 2013 at 2:30 pm | Reply
    • George patton

      I too am disappointed, Phunnie boy. Too many people were again butchered as usual by those ungodly drones of ours. We Americans all need to hang our heads in shame as this ignominy goes on and on and..........!!!

      November 29, 2013 at 7:22 pm | Reply
  8. mimi jacques

    The drone attack happened inside mainland Pakistan- not the Tribal Region. The name of the CIA station chief in Islamabad was outed previously in Wikileaks (Spain,Italy) and Brazil (Brazilian newspaper). His name was asked to be placed on the 'Exit Control List'. Under Pakistani Penal Code- CIA chief Brennan, CIA/Islamabad chief and drone operators and GPS placers are being charged with illegal spying, murder etc. under Section 3. The CIA chief/Islamabad is the 2nd CIA chief to be burnt for drone killings.

    November 29, 2013 at 10:38 am | Reply
  9. rkfrom ny

    ..these cowards can do what they want..US will continue to drone not just in tribal areas but inside of their 'cities'..and nothing can stop them...hahahhh

    November 28, 2013 at 6:10 pm | Reply
    • Coward


      November 28, 2013 at 7:11 pm | Reply
    • J erk

      is it easy for you to prove we are coward OR
      for us to prove you are out of your tiny brain...
      Let me think.......ops it is easy for us to prove where are your from.

      November 28, 2013 at 7:15 pm | Reply
    • rkfrom ny

      Sorry people, I never posted that stupid comment above and I certainly don't condone that obscene butchery being done by those filthy creeps who operate those godless drones! As the true rkfrom ny here, I just want to say here that I fully agree with anyone who wants those cowards who operate those murderous drones brought to justice! Please, just disregard that stupid post above in which some idiot usurped my name to post under it!

      November 29, 2013 at 11:07 am | Reply

    Say no more $$$$ aid to Pakistan. Why are we wasting billions of $$$$ in Pakistan while US tax payer are suffering

    November 28, 2013 at 5:47 pm | Reply
    • J erk

      Sorry for what?? do you have $$$ ??? come on man.... go back to school and start from kinder garden...btw could u do that??? if yes DO IT....

      November 28, 2013 at 7:20 pm | Reply
      • Silverado

        Kinder "garden"? Perhaps you should go back to a different school and your teacher should go to jail for neglect. These Muslim countries have declared a war on education!!

        November 28, 2013 at 7:34 pm |
    • acsj

      Not another dime should go to Pakistan Pull everyone and blow up everything the US owns there.

      November 30, 2013 at 11:53 am | Reply
  11. Silverado

    Pakistanis hide terrorists. Drones kill them. Pakistanis are sad. The whole world is happy.

    November 28, 2013 at 3:04 pm | Reply
    • J erk

      Nobel prize goes to you for your "un-telligent" thinking and problem solving techniques....hurraaaa

      November 28, 2013 at 7:22 pm | Reply
  12. dougjmiller

    And we've been giving them $Billions in aide every year? We should turn off the spigot, and demand our money back.

    November 28, 2013 at 1:46 pm | Reply
    • J erk

      🙁 really!!!

      November 28, 2013 at 7:23 pm | Reply
  13. Rock Maker

    so much for the billions given by GWB and Obama, here's the real face of Pakistanis.

    November 28, 2013 at 9:37 am | Reply
    • J erk

      GWB and Obama both are not smart people. you must be next U.S president....will vote for you if u could come to that level.n till then enjoy....relax get education and try to worth yourself.

      November 28, 2013 at 7:27 pm | Reply
  14. George patton

    The bottom line here is that they need to outlaw these cursed strikes once and for all! Those who are responsible for this heinous strike need to be indicted and tried in an international court of law but won't, sadly enough, since the will of Washington D.C. prevails as usual almost everywhere!!!

    November 28, 2013 at 8:46 am | Reply
    • R. Wilson Reagan

      Great post, George. Only a stupid, crazy fool would disagree with what you just said above! Now watch a bunch of idiots blog in here to take up for those creeps in the C.I.A. and those who operate those killer drones! This is why they call ours a sick society!

      November 28, 2013 at 9:58 am | Reply
      • rkfrom ny

        why u using an american name ..paki

        November 28, 2013 at 6:09 pm |
      • J erk

        rk from NY!!! really what part of india???

        November 28, 2013 at 7:30 pm |
    • nick

      Looks like this koran monkey, escaped the drone somehow. We'll get you and your filthy family next time

      December 2, 2013 at 3:28 pm | Reply

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