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

Published Sep 27, 2012 02:23pm


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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.


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Comments (6) Closed

The_Progressive_Conservative Sep 27, 2012 08:18pm
I remember when this story originally came out all of the US "fanboys" were getting over excited. Where have you all gone now?
Naveed Sep 27, 2012 06:37pm
Most Americans discredit Fox news for its biased reporting, they are NOT a respected news organization. If anything, they are most responsible for spreading hate and discontent in America. They are known for their anti-Muslim agenda and it is obvious in their reporting day in day out!!
SAK Sep 27, 2012 04:08pm
Why isn't anyone pursuing a case against Fox News? They could potentially be sued for millions in damages and taught a lesson. At the same time, good to know what Fox wants their viewers to believe!
Khan Usafzai Sep 28, 2012 06:09am
the poor scapegoat Dr.AFRIDI ....
Abdullah Hussain Sep 28, 2012 02:37am
Dr. Afridi has to pay for what he did, if he has given any interview & accused ISI of wrong doing then he has done another blunder pushing himself further deep in trouble.
T.M. Reddy Sep 27, 2012 11:11pm
If is a conspiracy Pakistan has every right to go to US court - Fox News be brought to justice.