Recent drone attacks in Pakistan and Afghanistan have again complicated relations with the US, with the strikes by the CIA-operated spy planes highlighting political complications from America`s persistent reliance on the lethal remote-controlled weapons, a media report said.
The US is likely to withdraw the CIA station chief in the Pakistani capital after his cover was blown when Imran Khan`s party named him in a FIR registered over a recent drone strike, according to a media report on Friday.
Just hours after Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif was said to have registered his dissent against the drone strikes, a report suggested that the government officials in Islamabad were in cahoots with the CIA.
Pakistan has confirmed that of some 2,200 people killed by drone strikes in the past decade, at least 400 were civilians and an additional 200 victims were deemed "probable non-combatants," a U.N. human rights investigator said.
The Pak govt has revealed that more than 339 drone attacks have been recorded in the country since 2004, based on the findings of unofficial organisations which followed America`s policy to use the unmanned vehicles worldwide.