The US had nominated Shakeel Afridi, a Pakistani doctor who had a role in the CIA operation to hunt down Osama bin Laden in Abbotabad for Congressional Gold Medal, the country's highest civilian honour.

Chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations, Dana Rohrabacher has introduced a bill in House of Representatives to recognize Dr. Afridi with the Congressional Gold Medal and declare him a US citizen.

It should be mentioned that Dr Afridi had set up a fake hepatitis immunisation campaign in an attempt to obtain DNA from bin Laden's children and confirm the presence in the area.

On the other hand masses and political leadership across Pakistan has strictly criticized the US decision to award the person who put sovereignty of his country at stake.

They were of the view that US policy to award all those who work against Pakistan's interests and favour US agenda would send negative signals and not help in improvement of relations.