Shakil Afridi denied asylum in US


The jailed doctor who helped the US track down Osama bin Laden was denied asylum in United States.

Portions of the voluminous 357-page Abbottobad Commission Report, which has yet to be made public , said that Dr Shakil Afridi’s conviction last year by a jirga undermined Pakistan’s credibility. The report called for Afridi to be given a new trial.

The report also acknowledged that Dr Shakil Afridi was convicted by a tribal court on bogus charges.

The report claimed Afridi joined the CIA search for Bin Laden five years ago, while he was staying in the US with a cousin.

The State Department declined to comment on the report’s claims that Afridi had applied for asylum while staying in the US.