ISLAMABAD – A judge in Pakistan has ordered a former CIA station chief and a CIA lawyer be charged criminally over America's drone program targeting suspected militants in the country.
A lawyer and a court official say Justice Shaukat Aziz Siddiqui of the Islamabad High Court made the ruling Tuesday.
Siddiqui ordered former CIA station chief Jonathan Bank and CIA lawyer John A. Rizzo face charges including murder, conspiracy, waging war against Pakistan and terrorism over a purported CIA drone strike in 2009 that killed a man's brother and son.
Bank fled Pakistan in 2010 after his cover was blown when the man named Kareem Khan initially threatened to sue the CIA over the deaths.
Bank now lives in the U.S. Rizzo was the CIA's acting general counsel overseeing its drone program.