Washington: Pakistan has asked the US not to "lionise" the doctor who helped in tracking down Osama bin Laden in Abbottabad as he had no knowledge about his mission -- to aid the American spy agency in hunt for the elusive al-Qeada chief.
"(Shakeel) Afridi was, number one, he had no knowledge that the goal that he was working for -- he knew he was contracting with a foreign intelligence agency, but he had no knowledge that he was seeking to bring Osama bin Laden in, number one. So let's not lionise him," Pakistan's ambassador to the US Sherry Rehman has said.
Afridi had been sentenced by a Pakistan court to 33 years in jail for helping the CIA track Osama by running a fake vaccination campaign in Abbottabad.
The US has been pressing Pakistan to immediately release the doctor and stop treating him like a "criminal"....more
10:20 PM, Jul 10, 2012