A Pakistani lawyer representing jailed doctor Shakil Afridi, who helped the CIA track down al-Qaeda chief Osama bin Laden, has quit citing threats to his life and the US`s "pressure tactics" for his release.
Pakistan’s Frontier Crimes Regulation (FCR) Saturday reserved its judgement and is expected to rule March 15 on Shakil Afridi, the doctor who helped the US track down slain al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden.
Pakistan on Thursday ruled out the possibility of releasing Shakil Afridi, the doctor who helped the CIA track Osama bin Laden, saying the matter was sub judice and his fate would be decided by courts.
Pakistan has told the US that Shakil Afridi, the doctor who allegedly worked for the CIA to help track down Osama bin Laden and is currently languishing in a jail in the country for anti-state activities, was no hero and that the court will decide his fate.
Pakistani doctor Shakil Afridi`s, who helped the United States pin down most wanted militant Osama Bin Laden, trial was postponed until next month over security concerns following the Peshawar church blast.
Jailed Pakistani doctor, Shakil Afridi, who helped the US track down Osama bin Laden, had applied for asylum in the US but was denied by authorities, according to a classified Pakistani government report.
Shakil Afridi, the doctor who allegedly worked for the CIA to help track down Osama bin Laden, is on hunger strike at a jail in Pakistan`s Peshawar city to protest the jail administration`s "ill-treatment".
Pakistan is not considering any proposal to swap a doctor arrested for running a vaccination campaign to trace Osama bin Laden for Aafia Siddiqui, convicted in the US for links to terrorism, ISI chief has said.