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Pakistani Political Party Reveals Purported Name Of CIA Station Chief


Party leader Imran Khan told Reuters earlier this month that the United States deliberately destroyed any chance of meaningful peace talks with the Pakistani Taliban by killing the insurgency's leader in a drone strike.

Party leader Imran Khan told Reuters earlier this month that the United States deliberately destroyed any chance of meaningful peace talks with the Pakistani Taliban by killing the insurgency's leader in a drone strike.

The political party of former Pakistani cricket star Imran Khan has made public what they say is the name of the CIA station chief in Islamabad.

Khan's Pakistan Tehrik-e Insaaf party (PTI) has spearheaded protests against the United States after a deadly drone strike on a seminary linked to the Taliban-linked Haqqani network last week.

CIA spokesman Dean Boyd would not confirm the Islamabad station chief's name and declined to comment on the PTI's claim.

In 2010, the then-Islamabad station chief was forced to leave the country when a Pakistani official admitted his name had been leaked.

In 2011, local media published a name purported to be that of the station chief.

Media reports said that on both occasions the names had been leaked by Pakistan's Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) service, as reprisals for what was seen as the CIA's encroaching on the ISI's turf.

Based on reporting by AP and AFP
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