WASHINGTON: Director General Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) Lt Gen. Shuja Pasha arrived in the United States on a two-day visit for talks on intelligence cooperation, government sources said Tuesday. Accrding to sources ISI chief is expected to meet senior US officials to discuss ways of enhancing intelligence cooperation between the two countries in the fight against Taliban and al Qaeda militants.
It is told that Lt Gen. Shuja Pasha’s visit to the US is due to increasing concerns raised by US generals regarding the ISI’s alleged relationship with militant organisations. During a recent visit to Pakistan, Admiral Mike Mullen briefed a select group of media personnel on US apprehensions regarding the ISI’s support for certain organisations, conveying a message that the US wants such support to end. However, Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi came to the ISI’s defence in recent interviews, saying the ISI is fully on board with the government.
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