Ismail Khan was among the dozens of men killed in an attack on a large group of men who had gathered to resolve a tribal dispute.
Relatives of several of the dead – including Ismail’s son Imran Khan – later submitted sworn statements to the High Court in London detailing the incident.
Ismail was a malik [elder] in a ‘small village near Datta Khel’, his son said. He described his father:
‘During jirgas… my father was known to be the one who came up with logical and practical solutions. He was revered as an excellent mediator. He always did the right thing for the community and the tribe. He opposed terrorism and militancy and was not himself in any way connected to these things.’
His son added that Ismail was the sole earner for his family of eight, and that after his death it had fallen to Imran to provide for them.
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Sources and Citations
Sworn affidavit submitted to High Court in March 2012 (Bureau); sources (Dawn); Living Under Drones (Stanford/NYU)