The controversial US Republican Congressman Dana Rohrabacher, has asked President Obama to “personally intercede” in Dr Shakil Afridi’s case, in response to media reports that the doctor, who helped the CIA in finding out whether Osama Bin Laden was present in the Abbotabad compound, had his assets seized by the Government of Pakistan.
In a press release issued from his office in Washington, Rep. Rohrabacher said, “Pakistan’s leaders continue to show the US they are a hardcore, two-faced enemy not worthy of the $2.2 billion dollars in foreign assistance the Obama Administration plans to give them next year. After Osama Bin Laden murdered 3,000 people in New York City the Pakistani government protected him for years and now they want to punish the man who helped reveal where he was living.”
Rep. Rohrabacher has called on the White House to not abandon Dr Afridi and that he should be given proper recognition for his “daring act”.
Rohrabacher, who is Chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations, recently introduced a series of controversial legislation and resolution that have incensed Pakistani leaders. In February, he asked the US Government to give Dr Shakil Afridi US citizenship and to award him the Congressional Gold Medal for his services.
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