Osama raid doctor says Pak's ISI still backing terrorists

Sep 12, 2012, 07:37 IST | Agencies

Dr Shakil Afridi, who helped the CIA (Central Intelligence Agency) in locating al-Qaeda chief Osama bin Laden, has claimed that ISI (Inter-Services Intelligence) funds militants in the country.

He claimed, “It is now indisputable that militancy in Pakistan is supported by the ISI and Pakistan’s fight against militancy is bogus. It’s just to extract money from America”.

Fox News claimed that its correspondent had conducted the interview in the Peshawar Centre Jail. Quoting Dr Afridi, the transcript of the interview said that he was severe tortured and suffered brutal interrogation.

Dr Shakil Afridi

Dr Afridi claimed, “I tried to argue that America was Pakistan’s biggest supporter – billions and billions of dollars in aid, social and military assistance – but all they rejected it. These are our worst enemies. You helped our enemies”.

He further said that he was tortured with cigarette burns and electric shocks and ISI officers attacked him for assisting the CIA.

Dr Afridi also claimed that the ISI has “looted” his bank account of millions of rupees.

“My bank account was looted (by the ISI while being held), making me bankrupt. I need financial, legal and diplomatic help. My situation is very grim. I earned millions of rupees (tens of thousands of dollars) a year and supported my family and that of my brother. All of that is lost,” Dr Afridi said. 

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