ISI chief meets Gilani

Pasha reached the age of retirement in 2010 and has already been given two extensions.

Last Updated: Feb 24, 2012, 23:02 PM IST

Islamabad: The chief of Pakistan`s powerful
spy agency ISI, Lt Gen Ahmed Shuja Pasha, on Friday met Prime
Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani and discussed the security
situation in the county and the neighbouring war-torn
Afghanistan.

The meeting was held against the backdrop of reports that
the Pakistan People’s Party-led government was unlikely to
grant another extension to Pasha, who is expected to retire on
March 18.

Pasha reached the age of retirement in 2010 and has
already been given two extensions.

A brief statement issued by the Prime Minister’s office
said Gilani and Pasha had "discussed the security situation in
the country".

The "Afghanistan situation also came under discussion
during the meeting", it said without giving details.
Foreign Secretary Salman Bashir, who is set to retire
next month and has been appointed Pakistan’s next envoy to
India, too was present in the meeting.

In a related development, Gen Khalid Shameem Wynne, the
Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Committee, too called on
Prime Minister Gilani and discussed the regional and domestic
security situation, an official statement said.

Professional matters of the armed forces too were
discussed, it said without giving details.

PTI