US Senate to cut Pakistan aid after doctor jailed

US Senate to cut Pakistan aid after doctor jailed

A US Senate panel has voted to cut 33 million dollars of aid from Pakistan, following the conviction of the doctor who helped to track down Osama bin Laden.

Shakeel Afridi ran a fake vaccination program designed to collect DNA from the Bin Laden family in the compound where the Al-Qaeda leader was shot dead last year.

He was convicted of treason under a tribal justice system.

The US government has said that Pakistan has no basis to hold him.


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