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DHS Detaines, Questions Pakistani Politician over Drone Views

October 29, 2012 (1 min read)

"Pakistani politician Imran Kahn, a vocal critic of U.S. drone strikes, was briefly delayed and questioned by U.S. immigration officials in Toronto before being allowed to board a flight to New York, prompting his party to demand an apology from Washington.  Khan told his followers on Twitter that he was detained and interrogated Friday about his views on drones.  A State Department official confirmed Khan had been briefly detained, but said the former Pakistani cricket star was later released to go the United States.  "The issue was resolved and Mr. Khan is welcome in the United States," the official said.  Ali Zaidi, senior vice president of Khan's Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf party, demanded an apology from U.S. authorities for their two-hour questioning of Khan and his traveling companions, as well as a thorough investigation." - Reuters, Oct. 27, 2012.