ISLAMABAD  - The Pakistani doctor who aided the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) to track former Al-Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden, has reportedly been dismissed from his post.

According to the Special Power Ordinance, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa’s surgeon Dr Shakeel Afridi was dismissed from his post, along with four LHVs on Tuesday, a private TV channel reported. Dr Afridi had allegedly helped to conduct a fake polio vaccination campaign to secure the DNA of Osama bin Laden and his family.

Earlier, Dr Shakeel’s wife, Imrana Ghafoor was also removed from her post. She was the principal of the Government Girls Degree College in Darra Adam Khel.

After the Abbottabad operation, the surgeon was arrested along with the four LHVs at the Pakistan-Afghanistan border in Torkham while escaping the country.

According to the government’s sources, show-cause notices were issued to the surgeon and the four LHVs by the government’s health department and the summary was forwarded to the chief secretary Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, resulting in the dismissal of the group.

The Abbottabad commission had barred all relevant people involved in the killing of bin Laden from travelling abroad.

Earlier this month, a group of US Congressmen had sought American citizenship for jailed physician, Dr Shakeel Afridi.