Pak does not need US military trainers: ISI chief

Pak had sent a number of US military trainers back in the wake of US unilateral raid in Abbotabbad.

Islamabad: Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) Director-General Lieutenant-General Ahmad Shuja Pasha has conveyed to his CIA counterpart that Pakistan does not need military trainers for counter-terrorism operations.

According to the Nation, General Pasha rejected the demand of CIA Acting Director Michael Morrel for resending a number of US military trainers whom Pakistan had sent back in the wake of US unilateral raid in Abbotabbad on May 02.

He made it clear to the CIA chief that in future the visit of US military personnel to Pakistan would be subjected to the ISI clearance.

The discussions held between General Pasha and Morrel went very well as they agreed on a number of steps which would improve national security of the countries, the report said.

Meanwhile, Inter-Services Public Relations Director General, Major General Athar Abbas, clarified the ISI DG had discussed with his CIA counterpart issues relating to intelligence, coordination, rather than the resumption of US military aid.

He said the DG had one-on-one meeting with Morrel. All intelligence issues were discussed in a congenial environment to improve mutual understanding, he added.


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