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US seeks clarity on Dr Afridi reports
 


May 31, 2012 - Updated 725 PKT
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WASHINGTON: United States on Wednesday said that it sought clarification from Pakistan on the issue of Dr Shakeel Afridi's sentence.

 

During a daily press briefing, State Department's spokesman Mark Toner said that US sought clarity on the 'new reason' being given by Pakistan for sentencing Dr Shakeel Afridi.

 

According to the court document, Dr Shakeel Afridi who helped the United States track down Osama bin Laden was jailed last week not for working with the CIA, but for ties to militants.

 

The judgment says the doctor met with commanders of the banned militant Lashkar-e-Islam, giving them medical treatment and financial help.

 

The US State Department's spokesman said "It seems to contrast previous reports about his conviction and the basis of it, so we're trying to get clarity," Toner said.

 

"I mean you know other than raising it very publicly as we've done via Secretary (of State, Hillary) Clinton and raising it consistently in our meetings with Pakistani government officials," Toner said.

 

"It's unclear to me what else we could do for his case, but we certainly take it very seriously, the secretary's very clear in her remarks saying that there's not any basis for holding Afridi," he added.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Reader Comments
We shall clarify the postion when Obama and clinton explain and, apologise for, the killing of Pakistani Soldiers. In the meantime I can tell them SECRETLY what our answer will be when the tine comes, VIZ., "WHY THE HELL DID YOU EXECUTE THE ROSENBERGS????? Has Afridi dual nationality like Malik? But the eggheads of Washington have to explain to the world why such a pious concern for a person who is not their citizen? Could it be they are worried about other AFRIDIS?

khane Khanan
United Kingdom
Isn't it Pakistan's internal affair?

Naveed
USA
As long as the traitors of the worst kind, PPP and their affiliates are in power, they could trade Pakistan, its sovereignty, and its dignity for handful of Dollars. And the Dracula bitten people of Pakistan would love to have ENCORE.

S Nasrullah
USA
WE KNOW WHY THEY ARE INTERESTED BUT DO THEY ALSO KNOW IT IS NONE OF THEIR BUSINESS TO INTERFERE IN THE AFFAIRS OF A SOVEREIGN COUNTRY.

A K Siddiqi
United Kingdom
Who are you??? Mind your own business U.S.A.

Akbar Khan
USA
USA should mind its own business, and should stop interfering in the internal affairs of other countries. USA is the biggest enemy of Islam, freedom, democracy, humanity, and human dignity. USA is the biggest terrorist State in the world, and the biggest thug in the international community.

Hammad Sethi
Pakistan
what the hell is this............. y the speaking in our court decision...

Hissam
Pakistan
Only People of pakistan has the right to ask for clarity not US Department.

saad
United Kingdom
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