Pakistan court orders jobs reinstated for 'CIA' medics
PESHAWAR (AFP) - A Pakistani court has ordered the authorities to reinstate the jobs of 17 health workers sacked over CIA efforts to track down Osama bin Laden, officials said on Friday.
The order was made on Thursday in the northwestern town of Abbottabad, where bin Laden was found and shot dead by US special forces in May 2011.
"We will formally reinstate them after receiving written court orders," Mr Mohammad Qasim, an Abbottabad district health officer, told AFP.
The 17 medics worked on the same fake vaccination programme set up by the CIA in a bid to confirm that bin Laden was living in the city.