Pakistan Jails Doctor Who Helped CIA Find Bin Laden

A Pakistani doctor who helped the CIA find Osama Bin Laden has been sentenced to 33 years in jail, officials say.

Al-Qaeda leader was killed by US Navy SEALs in an operation launched without Islamabad's knowledge

A Pakistani doctor who helped the CIA find Osama Bin Laden has been sentenced to 33 years in jail, officials say.

Shakil Afridi was charged with treason for running a fake vaccination programme to gather information for the American intelligence agency.

US Defense secretary Leon Panetta confirmed in January that Dr Afridi collected DNA to help locate Bin Laden.

Bin Laden was killed by US forces in the north-western city of Abbottabad in May 2011.

The killing triggered a rift between the US and Pakistan, whose government was seriously embarassed to find Bin Laden had been living in Pakistan.