Pak prison guard sacked for facilitating 'Osama op' doctor's interview with US media
Pakistan authorities have sacked a prison guard, who helped facilitating a telephone interview of jailed doctor Shakeel Afridi, who had conducted a phony vaccination drive to help the CIA conduct operation to kill Osama bin Laden.
The guard confessed before an inquiry panel that he had allowed Dr Afridi to make calls from his cellphone, a senior official of Peshawar's Central Prison said.
However, the guard said he thought Dr Afridi was making the calls to his family, the Express Tribune reports.
In the interview to American news channel Fox News on September 10, Dr Afridi had claimed that after the Abbottabad raid he had been kidnapped and tortured by Pakistani intelligence.
He had also alleged that the ISI regarded the US as its worst enemy.
According to the paper, the inquiry panel is also questioning a police constable for his possible role in facilitating the interview.
Meanwhile, Dr Afridi's case was adjourned till January 17 due to a strike called by the Pakistan Bar Council against the judicial policy.
It is the 7th time since June this year that the case has been adjourned, the paper said.