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‘Shakil Afridi can be released in exchange for Aafia Siddiqui’

PM Khan hopes for better relations with the US

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July 23, 2019


No deal on cards to swap Shakil Afridi with Aafia Siddiqui, says FO

The Pakistan Foreign Office has dismissed the reports of any deal with the US over the release of Dr Shakil Afridi. “There is no deal on cards to with the US to exchange Dr Shakil Afridi with Hussain Haqqani or Aafia Siddiqui,” Muhammad Faisal, the FO spokesman said. Dr Shakil Afridi was taken into custody…

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May 3, 2018


Dr Shakil Afridi moved from Peshawar prison to ‘safer location’

The Pakistani doctor who helped the CIA track and kill Osama bin Laden has been moved by authorities from a prison in the country’s northwest to an unknown safer location, an official and family member said Friday. Shakil Afridi has been languishing in a prison in the city of Peshawar for almost eight years after…

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April 28, 2018


‘Backroom dealings’ underway to release doctor who helped hunt bin Laden: Fox News

Negotiations to release Shakil Afridi – the doctor who helped the CIA pinpoint Osama Bin Laden – have gained momentum the past few weeks and he could be released as early as May, Fox News claimed in a report. Citing an official in Islamabad, Fox News said that talks about Afridi’s possible release gained steam…

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February 3, 2017


Pakistan says willing to discuss Dr Shakil Afridi’s release with new US admin

ISLAMABAD: Adviser to Prime Minister on Foreign Affairs Tariq Fatemi says Pakistan would be willing to discuss with President-elect Donald Trump’s administration freedom for a jailed Pakistani doctor who ran a fake polio compaign to help the United States track down Al Qaeda chief Osama bin Laden. Shakil Afridi is serving 33 years of jail…

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December 16, 2016


Nisar deplores Trump’s remarks about Shakeel Afridi

ISLAMABAD: Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan on Monday deplored the comments made by US presidential front-runner Donald Trump about jailed Pakistani doctor Shakeel Afridi. In a recent interview to Fox News, Donald Trump said that if elected he would free Shakeel Afridi widely credited for tracking down Al Qaeda chief Osama bin Laden’s hideout…

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May 2, 2016

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