Islamabad, Oct 23: Pakistan has informed the United States that Dr. Shakil Afridi, who helped the CIA track down slain Al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden in November 2011, was no hero and his fate would be decided by the nation’s courts.
Foreign Secretary Jalil Abbas Jilani said action could be taken against him, if substantial evidence was made available, Dawn News reports.
Jilani said the U.S. was told that the Lashkar-e-Tayyiba (LeT) has already been banned in Pakistan and Afridi was facing criminal cases against him.
Afridi has been accused of conspiring with banned militant outfit Lashkar-i-Islam, and its chief Mangal Bagh, the report added.
Afridi was convicted and sentenced to 33 years of imprisonment May 2012 for involvement in anti-state activities by a tribal court.
However, a judicial official overturned his jail sentence in August 2012, but Afridi is still under detention. (ANI)