Pakistan frees al-Qaida computer expert

A Pakistani man accused of being a computer expert for al-Qaida has been freed after three years in custody, a government official and the suspect's lawyer said Monday. Mohammed Naeem Noor Khan, whose 2004 detention led to the arrest of another top al-Qaida operative and information on terror plots in the US and Britain, has been released and has returned to his home in Karachi, deputy attorney general Naheeda Mehboob Ilahi said in the Supreme Court.