US cuts Pakistan aid over jailed doctor who aided CIA

The United States will cut aid to Pakistan by US$1 million for each year of imprisonment of a Pakistani doctor who helped the CIA find Osama bin Laden. Dr Shakil Afridi was tried for treason under a tribal justice system for running a fake hepatitis B vaccination program that he used to gather intelligence for the CIA. The program was intended to obtain blood samples from one of the children living in the Abbottabad compound where bin Laden was believed to be hiding. He was killed by US forces in May 2011. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said Afridi’s jail term was “unjust and unwarranted.”

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