A Pakistani court ordered police to register a criminal case under terrorism act against two former CIA officials, including a station chief, for murder, conspiracy, and waging war against the country by carrying out drone strike.
A federal judge on Friday dismissed a lawsuit filed against the US government by the families of three American citizens killed by US drones in Yemen, saying senior officials cannot be held personally responsible for money damages for the act of conducting war.
A Pakistani anti-drone activist kidnapped from his home last week was tortured and interrogated before being dumped blindfolded on the outskirts of the capital early on Friday morning, his lawyer said.
For the first time since the US imposed restrictions on drone strikes, the Obama administration is debating whether to give the go ahead to a lethal strike against an American terror suspect hiding in Pakistan, a media report said.
Pakistan on Friday said it has conveyed to the US its "deep concerns" over a rare drone strike outside the country`s tribal areas that killed at least six persons and demanded the halting of such attacks.
At least eight persons, including three Haqqani network commanders, were killed on Thursday in a rare US drone strike outside Pakistan`s tribal belt, just a day after a top official said the US had agreed to halt such attacks during negotiations with militants.
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.