Doctor Shakil Afridi
Media playback is unsupported on your device

Bin Laden, the doctor and $33m in aid

A US Senate panel has cut $33m (£21m) in aid to Pakistan in response to the jailing of a Pakistani doctor who helped the CIA find Osama Bin Laden.

The Senate Appropriations Committee has said it will cut US aid by $1m for each year of Shakil Afridi's sentence.

Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said his term was "unjust and unwarranted".

Dr Afridi was tried for treason under a tribal justice system for running a fake vaccination programme to gather information for US intelligence.

The BBC's Aleem Maqbool reports.

  • 25 May 2012
Go to next video: US 'regrets' doctor's jailing