Doctor who helped CIA track bin Laden still languishes in Pakistan jail

The doctor who helped the CIA track down Osama bin Laden has been abandoned in his Pakistan prison cell by America, his supporters claimed on the fifth anniversary of the al-Qaeda leader’s killing.

Shakil Afridi was hailed as a hero by US officials after a fake vaccination campaign he ran allowed the CIA to pinpoint Bin Laden’s precise location, leading to the famous Abbottabad compound raid in May 2011.

But the raid severely strained relations between Washington and Islamabad, where officials were not informed about the operation.