Shakil Afridi not hero, courts to decide his fate; Pak tells US

Eurasia News

WASHINGTON: Pakistan’s Foreign Secretary Jalil Abbas Jilani said that the United States was told that Shakil Afridi, the doctor who helped the CIA track down former Al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden, was no hero and was facing criminal cases, adding that the courts would decide his fate, Dispatch News Desk reported.

Speaking at a media briefing, Jilani said a high-level delegation from Pakistan would visit the United States on November 12.

Jilani further said Pakistan told the US that the Lashkar-i-Taiba (LT) had already been banned in Pakistan and that action could be taken against Hafiz Saeed if substantial evidence was made available.