PESHAWAR - In the wake of overturning Dr Shakeel Afridi’s jail sentence, the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government on Saturday beefed up security measures in and around 21 prisons in Fata.
According of Fata Secretariat, the security at all 21 lock-ups have been tightened so that to avoid any misshape as there some 2,000 people imprisoned, some of them are suspected militants as well.
The officials said that there are a total of 15 prisons in seven tribal agencies while six lock-ups are in six Frontier Regions (FRs), thus the government has increased security at the prisons.
It is worth to mention here that a judicial official on Thursday last had overturned the 33-year jail sentence of Shakeel Afridi, the doctor who helped the CIA track down former Al-Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden.
Dr Shakeel Afridi was sentenced in May 2012 on charges of colluding with banned militants outfit Lashkar-i-Islam of Khyber Agency.