ISI chief to reach US on 15th for talks


ISLAMABAD – ISI chief Lt General Ahmed Shuja Pasha will reach Washington on April 15 as part of a high-level Pakistani defence delegation that will hold talks with US authorities on anti-terrorism cooperation and bilateral security and defense relations.
General Pasha is visiting the US along with other security officials on an invitation by Washington to discuss the various aspects of cooperation between Islamabad and Washington against terrorism. He will also apprise the American officials about the prevailing concerns among the Pakistani ruling circles over the current state of relations between Pakistan and the US.
He is visiting Washington in the wake of settlement of a serious row between Islamabad and Washington over the detention of CIA contractor Raymond Davis, who was arrested in Lahore in January for killing two Pakistanis. “General Pasha will also discuss the contentious issue of presence of a large number of CIA operatives in Pakistan in the wake of settlement of the Davis row with the US,” official said.
The government has recently given another one-year extension to the ISI chief.