"We are aware protests have affected one of the primary commercial transit routes between Pakistan and Afghanistan," Pentagon spokesman Mark Wright told Reuters. "We have voluntarily halted US shipments of retrograde cargo ... to ensure the safety of the drivers contracted to move our equipment.”
Called a hero in the United States, Dr. Shakil Afridi faces condemnation in sections of his homeland for his role in Osama bin Laden’s death and was on Friday charged with murder.
Pakistani authorities say a woman complained the doctor was underqualified to treat her son’s appendicitis in 2005.
An Afghan delegation hoping to further peace talks between the Taliban and Pakistan arrived in that country on Wednesday for meetings with the group’s former deputy leader.
Officials from both Pakistan and Afghanistan confirmed the delegation had arrived, though it was unclear if the meetings had taken place, Reuters reported.