Family of driver killed files FIR against US

Mullah Mansour drone strike

Staff Reporter

Quetta—Family members of deceased taxi driver Muhammad Azam who was killed in an American drone strike in Balochistan filed a First-Information Report (FIR) against the United States on Sunday.
The FIR with was lodged by Azam’s brother, Muhammad Qasim, at the Mal Levies station with the Mal tehsildar in the Noshki district.
Muhammad Azam was killed in a drone strike targeting Afghan Taliban chief Mullah Mansour near Quetta. He was the driver of the car the Taliban leader was travelling in.
His family members said Azam, a father of four children, was the sole earner in his family. They called for action to be taken against the US officials responsible for the drone strike.
“We want justice,” Azam’s uncle, Haji Khuda-i-Nazar, satd. “We want to bring the perpetrators of the drone strike to justice. My nephew Muhammad Azam was innocent and had no links to any terror group.”
The complainant has sought legal action against US officials, who he said claimed responsibility for the attack through the media.
The FIR has been lodged on different counts including murder, terrorism and laws that deal with explosives. Pakistan Penal Code clauses 427, 302, 109, explosive act clauses 3, 4, 5 and 7ATA clauses have been included in the FIR. It is said in the FIR that the immediate legal action should be initiated against the US officials and justice be provided to the family of deceased Muhammad Azam.
Muhammad Qasim complained that he was informed on May 21 at 3:00 pm that the vehicle was blown up in an explosion that killed his brother and passenger Wali Muhammad, a false identity assumed by Mansour.
“We want justice,” Azam’s uncle, Haji Khuda-i-Nazar, told a private TV channel on Sunday. “We want to bring the perpetrators of the drone strike to justice. My nephew Muhammad Azam was innocent and had no links to any terror group.”

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