Islamabad - The additional attorney general and advocate general Islamabad yesterday sought sometime from Islamabad High Court to assist the court in an application of a person who has approached the court against the transfer of an FIR from Islamabad to FATA that is registered against the former CIA station chief in Islamabad, Jonathan Banks, for killing of people in a drone attack.

The IHC bench comprising Justice Shaukat Aziz Siddiqui conducted the hearing in this matter and accepted the plea of an additional attorney general and advocate general Islamabad who sought time for assistance of the court in this matter.

It was April 7, 2015 when the same IHC bench had directed Inspector General (IG) of Islamabad police for the third time to register an FIR against the former CIA station chief in Islamabad Jonathan Banks and former CIA legal counsel John A Rizzo. Secretariat police station registered the FIR but later, it was transferred to the FATA Secretariat. Petitioner Karim Khan in his application has asserted that Secretariat police station had no jurisdiction to transfer the case. He has prayed to the court to direct Secretariat police to initiate proceedings on the basis of FIR.

Prior to April 7, 2015, the IHC bench on June 05, 2014 had directed police to register FIR against the former CIA officials for their alleged involvement in drone attacks in the matter of Karim Khan whose brother and a son had died in a drone strike.

Karim Khan who is a resident of North Waziristan Agency had lost his teenage son Zahinullah and a brother Asif Iqbal who was a primary school teacher in Mirali, in a drone strike on 31st December 2009.