SHAKEEL AFRIDI

  • Shakeel Afridi to face fresh trial for aiding CIA, Lashkar-e-Islam August 29, 2013

    The 33-year jail term given to Shakeel Afridi, the Pakistani doctor who helped the CIA track Osama Bin Laden, was overturned by a official who ordered a fresh trial on Thursday. Frontier Crimes Regulation Commissioner Sahibzada Mohammad Anees ruled that a judge in the tribal belt had exceeded his authority when...
  • Satellite phone recovered from doc who helped trace Osama October 15, 2012

    Islamabad: Pakistani authorities have seized a satellite phone from a jailed doctor, who helped CIA trace Osama bin Laden, and also arrested four police commandos guarding his cell, a media report has said. The law enforcement agencies yesterday evening seized a 'Thoraya' satellite phone from Shakeel Afridi in Central Jail...
  • Pak asks US not to 'lionise' doctor who helped find Osama July 10, 2012

    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 alQeada chief. "(Shakeel) Afridi was, number one, he had no...
  • US should apologise for NATO air strike: Pak June 5, 2012

    Islamabad: Pakistan has refused to budge from its position seeking a US apology for a NATO air strike that killed 24 of its soldiers in 2011, saying that was necessary for ending a sixmonth blockade of vital supply routes for foreign troops in Afghanistan. "(The apology is) something which should have...
  • Osama case: Pak doctor refuses to eat prison meals June 3, 2012

    Islamabad: Shakeel Afridi, the Pakistani doctor who helped the CIA track down Osama bin Laden in Abbottabad, has refused to eat meals provided by the jail authorities in Peshawar fearing he may be poisoned. Sources told Geo News, Afridi has refused to eat prison food, and that on his demand, prison...