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Dr Shakil Afridi

Dr Shakil Afridi will neither be released nor handed to US, says law minister

ISLAMABAD: A jailed Pakistani doctor, Dr Shakil Afridi, believed to have helped the CIA hunt down Al-Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden will be neither released nor handed to the United States, Law Minister Zahid Hamid has told legislators on Wednesday. Dr Shakil Afridi, hailed as a hero by US officials, was arrested after US forces killed Bin Laden in May 2011 in a secret raid in Abbottabad, a northern Pakistani town that plunged relations between the uneasy strategic partners to a new low. Pakistan has accused the doctor…