Posts tagged as: Shakil Afridi

Pakistan cancels 33-year jail term of CIA Dr Shakil Afridi

Officials in Peshawar Thursday cancelled the 33-year sentence to a Pakistani doctor for “helping” the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) in hunting down Osama bin Laden, and ordered his retrial, officials and lawyers said.  Dr. Shakil Afridi, who was accused of organizing a fake vaccination campaign to get DNA samples of the children of the slain […]

PTI raises concerns at US push for Prisoner Swap Agreement

Dr Shireen Mazari, Central Information Secretary PTI, Sunday raised some serious concerns regarding the US push for a Prisoner Swap Agreement with Pakistan. The US has said it would agree to “release” Dr Aafia Siddiqui into Pakistan’s custody and in exchange would seek the release of Dr Shakil Afridi. However, Dr Mazari felt that there […]

US Senators urge Obama administration for release funds to Pakistan

US Senators have urged Obama administration to release funds to Pakistan that have been held up for months after Islamabad resumed land routes for NATO forces battling in Afghanistan. The situation has become much comfortable after US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton had given expression of apology to Islamabad over the Salala check-post attack that […]

Polio Vaccination outlawed in North Waziristan

Polio Vaccination outlawed in North Waziristan In an attempt to discourage the polio elimination campaign from the country, Mullah Nazir group banned the polio vaccination in WANA, South Waziristan. The locals believe that the Western powers are spying the area in disguise of the polio immunisation. A leaflet spread in the area tells the story […]

Nvidia revenue, outlook beat Street; shares jump

(Reuters) – Nvidia Corp’s quarterly revenue and outlook were ahead of low Wall Street estimates on better-than-expected sales of its latest graphics chips, sending its shares up 9 percent. The chipmaker reported strong demand for its newly launched chips for desktop computers and contract wins for its Tegra smartphone chips but said revenue and profit […]

Pakistan knew of Osama Bin Laden’s whereabouts: Leon Panetta claims

Pakistan knew of Osama Bin Laden’s whereabouts: Leon Panetta claims In order to mount pressure on Pakistan, US Defense Secretary Leon Panetta reiterated his claim that someone in Pakistani authority knew of Osama bin Laden’s whereabouts prior to the operation carried out US Navy Seals to kill him on May 02, 2011. Speaking with an […]


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