Spymaster Gen.Islam Holds Talks With US Officials

Spymaster Gen.Islam Holds Talks With US Officials

August 2, 2012

The new Inter-Services Intelligence Chief Lieutenant General Zaheer ul-Islam held talks in the United States on Wednesday after a prolonged gap as the countries look to renew their uneasy cooperation in battling extremists.

The ISI Chief comes just after Pakistan agreed to give NATO convoys access to its border with Afghanistan.

Islam held meetings Wednesday at the Central Intelligence Agency headquarters in Langley, Virginia, a person familiar with his trip said. Spokespeople for the CIA and Pakistani embassy declined comment Said AFP.

Islam was appointed in March after the retirement of ISI chief Ahmed Shuja Pasha, who led the agency since September 2008.

Pakistan had shut its border to NATO convoys in November last year after a US air strike killed 24 Pakistani troops.

Islamabad reopened land routes seven months later after Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said sorry over the deaths.

On Tuesday, Pakistan signed a deal to let convoys through until the end of 2015, in a major relief for the United States, which plans to pull most troops out of Afghanistan before then.

The United States and Pakistan have also been deeply divided over unmanned US air strikes against militants, with Islamabad saying that the drones violate the country’s sovereignty and increase anti-US sentiment.

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3 Responses to Spymaster Gen.Islam Holds Talks With US Officials

  1. SARFARAZAHMEDLARIK on August 2, 2012 at 2:36 pm

    USA has to Understand Pakistan’s point of view to go forward. Trust and recognize Pakistan’s sacrifices and succession in war against terror.

    • BIS Cheema on September 26, 2012 at 4:31 pm

      WHY SHOULD IT, WHEN THEY ARE PAYING THE HIRED GUN, THAT IS PAK ARMED FORCES, HANDSOMELY. WE NEED TO GET ALL THE OUT SIDE PEOPLES OUT SIDE THE SUB CONTINENT. NO ONE MEANS ANY GOOD TO ANY ONE OF US. TERRORISM IN WHOLE OF THIS REGION IS THE RESULT OF GROSS SOCIAL AND ECONOMIC INJUSTICE, THAT IS HIGH JACKED BY VARIOUS INTEREST GROUPS TO SERVE THEIR OWN NARROW ENDS. WE NEED TO FIGHT THIS MALADY WITH PATIENCE AND UNDERSTANDING WITH A MULTIPLE MEASURES. FORCE HAS TO BE BACKED BY FAIR PLAY AND ECONOMIC MEASURES TO GET PEOPLE OUT OF GRINDING POVERTY. THIS ONLY BE DONE BY A DEMOCRATICALLY ELECTED LEADERS AND BY CUTTING DOWN OUR ENORMOUS EXPENDITURE ON WASTEFUL WAR MACHINES PURCHASED FROM THE OUTSIDERS.

  2. BIS Cheema on September 26, 2012 at 4:16 pm

    IT IS TIME FOR PAKISTAN TO FACE THE FACT THAT ALL WHITE MEN OF ALL NATIONALITIES, HAVE BEEN AND ARE OUT HERE TO SERVE THEIR OWN NARROW NATIONAL INTERESTS. A DIVIDED SUB CONTINENT OFFERS THEM A HAPPY HUNTING GROUND. WHERE AS UNITED SUB CONTINENT BASED ON TRUE FEDERAL, SOCIALIST, DEMOCRATIC AND SECULAR PRINCIPALS, LIVING AT PEACE WITH ALL ITS NEIGHBORS AND A UNITED ARMED FORCE, WOULD CHANGE THE WHOLE BALANCE OF POWER IN THIS REGION FOR THE BENEFIT OF ALL ITS PEOPLES AND WHOLE OF MIDDLE EAST, SOUTH ASIA AND EAST AFRICA. AS AN ASIDE THE MUSLIMS OF WHOLE OF THE SUBCONTINENT WOULD FIND A POWERFUL VOICE IN THE AFFAIRS OF WHOLE OF THIS REGION, AS THEY DID BEFORE THE ARRIVAL OF THE EUROPEANS. ISLAM WAS NOT AT WAR WITH ANY PEOPLES OF THE SUB CONTINENT BEFORE THE ARRIVAL OF THE EUROPEANS. IT IS TIME TO PUT THE CLOCK BACK AND ATTEND TO REAL PROBLEMS OF PEOPLES OF THE SUBCONTINENT THAT ARE RAMPANT POVERTY, POOR HEALTH AND EDUCATION.

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