Don't need US military trainers: Pasha tells CIA

Don't need US military trainers: Pasha tells CIA

The US recently suspended USD 800 million of its military assistance to Pakistan after the latter expelled American military trainers from the country in the aftermath of Osama bin Laden's killing by US personnel in Abbottabad.

According to a report in The Nation daily, General Pasha told CIA Acting Director Michael Morrel that Pakistan will not allow resending a number of US military trainers sent back in the wake of the May 2 Abbotabbad raid.

However, military spokesman Maj Gen Athar Abbas told the media yesterday that resumption of military aid was not on the agenda of Pasha's visit.

He said Pasha had a one-on-one meeting with Morrell during which a range of intelligence issues were discussed and "both sides focused more on the way forward".

Pasha also reportedly told the CIA chief that in future the visit of US military personnel to Pakistan would be subjected to ISI clearance.

The paper said that the ISI director general told the army chief Gen Ashfaq Parvez Kayani on his return that the US leadership had assured him that they would respect Pakistan's sovereignty.

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