January 30th, 2012
03:10 AM ET

Official: Pakistan yet to decide on charges against doctor in bin Laden raid

Pakistan has not yet decided whether to try a Pakistani doctor for high treason for assisting the United States in gathering intelligence ahead of the raid on Osama bin Laden's compound, a senior Pakistani government official said Monday.

"It's the federal government who will decide whether to try the doctor for high treason or not," the official said. "At this stage, the decision hasn't been taken to try the doctor."

The official did not want to be named because of the matter's sensitivity.

Dr. Shakeel Afridi helped the CIA use a vaccination campaign to collect DNA samples from residents of the compound in the city of Abbottabad to verify the terror leader's presence there ahead of the May raid.

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  1. chrissy

    I am, havent been doin much of nothing except reading alot. Hard to understand and im not sure i ever will. One things for sure makes you look at life a whole lot different.

    January 30, 2012 at 5:43 am | Report abuse |
  2. chrissy

    lol well too bad its not you, ive been reading all those jokes to my mom she just loves em.

    January 30, 2012 at 5:47 am | Report abuse |
  3. Jazzy

    It's a tricky thing to get trough this life unscaved. Having said that, if you have just one person willing to be your friend to hold your hand while searching for Gods answers to life hurtles... that's half the battle right there. 😉 Hey if you want FB me
    Mary Hecht.

    January 30, 2012 at 5:50 am | Report abuse |
  4. chrissy

    I dont have a facebook acct, can you set that up on a phone even? Dont matter im going to my sister in laws today ill try it on her computor. And mine is christine wolfe.

    January 30, 2012 at 5:53 am | Report abuse |
  5. Jazzy

    I didn't get a chance to read any of Internet Comics jokes.

    January 30, 2012 at 5:54 am | Report abuse |
  6. Jazzy

    ok, I look and see if your up and running tonight, it's purty easy.

    January 30, 2012 at 5:55 am | Report abuse |
  7. Jazzy

    oh gosh chrissy, you really shouldn't put your number up. Although many of us have already anyway. ok I'll call tonight. c-you later. 🙂

    January 30, 2012 at 5:57 am | Report abuse |
  8. chrissy

    too bad they were freakin hillarious. I bookmarked em so i could read em again and again.

    January 30, 2012 at 5:58 am | Report abuse |
  9. Jazzy

    ok, ttl

    January 30, 2012 at 6:04 am | Report abuse |
  10. chrissy

    yep have a blessed day.

    January 30, 2012 at 6:07 am | Report abuse |
  11. Jazzy

    chrissy, on second thought I would feel more comfortable with FB. I'll check later

    January 30, 2012 at 6:31 am | Report abuse |
  12. Kandi

    The choice is yours of course jazzy but i doubt ill have time today to create an account but if not its ok. It dont matter anyway. Bye.

    January 30, 2012 at 8:03 am | Report abuse |
  13. banasy ©

    Of course they're going to charge the doc with treason...he outed their duplicity.
    Someone's got to pay!

    January 30, 2012 at 8:14 am | Report abuse |
  14. chrissy

    thanks kandi but i think i can speak for myself. And jazzy we will talk later. So any hopes the US can get that doctor out of pakistan? He did put his life on the line helping us get bin ladin

    January 30, 2012 at 8:34 am | Report abuse |
  15. chrissy

    And sorry kandi didnt mean to sound ungrateful about your offer to help me set up a fb account, because i am.

    January 30, 2012 at 8:38 am | Report abuse |
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