GEO News reported Tuesday the threats against Dr. Shakil Afridi were detailed in an intelligence report to Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province official Haider Khan Hoti. The head of the Peshawar jail where Afridi is serving a 33-year sentence for treason has assigned two unarmed security guards to protect him, the TV news channel said.
Central Peshawar jail has about 3,000 detainees.
Afridi was sentenced to jail for collecting DNA proof that the compound U.S. Navy SEALs planned to raid was occupied by bin Laden and his family.
The punishment prompted a U.S. Senate committee to vote to cut off $33 million in aid to Pakistan, $1 million for each year of Afridi's sentence.