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Dr Afridi's attorney says 'Fox News interview' is conspiracy

September 27, 2012


This photograph taken on July 22, 2010 shows Dr Shakeel Afridi attending a Malaria control campaign in the Khyber tribal region. — File Photo by AFP

PESHAWAR: Attorney of Dr Shakeel Afridi, allegedly involved in tracing al Qaeda chief Osama bin Laden, said on Thursday that his client has not given interview to any international media, DawnNews reported.

Speaking to media representatives after the the hearing of the case in Commissioner Frontier Crimes Regulation (FCR’s) office in Peshawar, the attorney of Afridi Sartaj Khan said that there was some conspiracy against his client and Afridi was wrongly accused of speaking to international media.

He said that increased restrictions on his client were not justified.

He informed that due to incomplete panel of the lawyers, the hearing of the case has been postponed until October 25.

Earlier it was reported that, Afridi told a US television channel that the ISI considered America Pakistan’s “worst enemy”.

Fox News had claimed that its correspondent had conducted the interview in the Peshawar Centre Jail, and quoted Dr Afridi as saying that he suffered “brutal interrogation and torture” when arrested.

According to Fox News claims, Afridi accused the ISI of funding militants.

The ISI rubbished as ‘fiction’ on Tuesday a reported interview by a US TV channel of jailed Dr Shakeel Afridi.