The United States is said to have established high-level contact with Pakistani authorities to secure the release of Shakil Afridi, the doctor who helped CIA confirm whereabouts of Osama bin Laden in Abbottabad, a garrison city in Pakistan’s north.
Jamil Afridi, brother of Pakistani doctor Shakil Afridi, gestures during an interview with Reuters in Peshawar June 13, 2012. (Reuters)
A fair deal?
US Secretary of States, Mike Pompeo, raised the issue of detention of Dr Afridi during a Congressional hearing last week. (AP)
In this undated file image from video seized from the walled compound of al-Qaida leader Osama bin Laden in Abbottabad, Pakistan, and released by the US Department of Defense. (AP)