Senate panel cuts Pakistan aid after country sentenced doctor who helped CIA | Fox News
A Senate committee outraged over Pakistan imprisoning a doctor who led the U.S. to Usama bin Laden engaged Thursday in some dollar diplomacy by voting to cut aid to the country by $33 million.
The amount equals $1 million for every year of Dr. Shakil Afridi’s 33-year-long sentence for high treason.
The doctor ran a vaccination program for the CIA to collect DNA and verify bin Laden's presence at the compound in Abbottabad where U.S. commandos found and killed the Al Qaeda leader in May 2011.
“All of us are outraged at the imprisonment and sentence of some 33 years, virtually a death sentence to the doctor," said Arizona Sen. John McCain, the ranking Republican on the Senate Intelligence Committee. “It frankly outraged all of us.”