CIA collaborators: 11 accomplices of Dr Afridi suspended

Dr Afridi allegedly arranged a private vaccination campaign to trace the al Qaeda leader.

Our Correspondent February 20, 2012


Health authorities in Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa have ordered disciplinary action against 11 accomplices of Dr Shakil Afridi, who is accused of collaborating with the US and helping it track down former al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden.

Last year, British newspaper the Guardian reported that the CIA launched a fake vaccination drive in Abbottabad to gather the DNA information of Bin Laden’s family.

It said that Khyber Agency surgeon Dr Afridi, under the pretext of a private polio vaccination campaign, launched a CIA-sponsored programme to trace the al Qaeda leader in Abbottabad.

In an order issued by the provincial health department, nine lady health workers, a medical officer and a female staff member of the national programme on family planning and primary health from Abbottabad have been suspended in relation to the fake vaccination campaign run by Dr Afridi.

A senior official of the health department confirmed that the names of these individuals had been sent to the EDO health Abbottabad and would face an inquiry.

Published in The Express Tribune, February 20th, 2012.


Dave Burnstorm | 9 years ago | Reply

@Pakistani Hindu:

OBL drama is the incompetence of pakistani media which cant prove that it was the second biggest scam after 9/11 even with all the evidence available.

zehra | 9 years ago | Reply

yar that is why there are so many resistances to the vacination drives in the tribal areas, cause of the suspection that they are sponsored by CIA which has now even reinforced. did dr afridi never contacted the paksitani authorities about the info and went directly to CIA or did he went to them after realising that the authorities will just shield him(OB)?

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