By Nasir Habib reporting from Islamabad
Pakistan has not yet decided on whether or not to try a Pakistani doctor for high treason for assisting the U.S. in gathering intelligence ahead of the raid on Osama bin Laden’s compound in May 2011 that resulted in his death, a senior Pakistani gov’t official tells CNN.
Dr. Shakeel Afridi helped the CIA use a vaccination campaign to collect DNA samples from residents of bin Laden's compound to verify the terror leader's presence there. Pakistan, which expressed its anger over the raid without consulting Pakistani authorities, has held Afridi in custody since May of 2011.
The Pakistan official speaking to CNN on this matter doesn’t want to be named because of the sensitivity of the subject. He adds the following:
Regarding the commission in charge of probing the OBL raid who on Oct. 6, 2011 recommended treasons charges against Dr. Shakeel Afridi, the Sr. Pakistani official adds: