Khyber Agency: Dr. Shakeel Afridi, who is apparently used as an apparatus by US Central Intelligence Agency to locate Osama Bin Laden, was given out of the turn promotion as Agency surgeon ignoring three senior doctors seemingly to supervise Polio vaccination campaign in Pakistani city of Abbotabad to identify house in use of Osama.
However, when correspondent of The News Tribe reached his luxurious house situated in posh area of Peshawar, capital of Kyhber Pukhtoonkhwa province, it was found lock. Neighboring people were of the view that family of Dr. Afridi has been disappeared from the scene after the revelation of his active role in locating Arab warrior Osama Bin Laden.
According to the sources privy to The News Tribe, Dr. Afridi was promoted last year on BPS-18 post and then surprisingly on April 15, 2011 as Agency Surgeon Khyber Agency ignoring senior doctors Dr. Nusrullah, Dr. Nusrat Shah and Dr. Pir Muhammad.
Dr. Afridi continued to work on this post till his disappearance from the scene.
“He is actually an influential doctor and had survived his termination from the post twice,” circles close to him revealed, “he was also fined Rs. 1 million and was expelled by leader of Lashkar e Islam, a militant group of the area, Mangal Bagh on public complaints over running illegal health centres in Bara Subdivision.”
Later he visited Washington United States in 2009 with his wife and children on which Dr. Shakeel Afridi clarified the rumors saying “my visit was sponsored by my cousin.”
The mysterious doctor belongs to Malik Deen Khel tribe of Tehsil Bara, Khyber Agency. His grandfather remained a security office during British Era and was given hundred of acres land in Multan, a southern Punjab city, over his “services”.
Dr. Shakeel Afridi got his initial education from Multan and living in Hayatabad, considered to be a posh area of Peshawar, these days with his three sons and wife. His elder son is studying in Rizmak Cadet College while his wife has been working as BPS-19 principal at Dara Adam Khel Girls College.