Pakistan Urges U.S. To Curb CIA Activities


Pakistan has urged the US to steeply cut the number of Special Operations Forces and CIA operatives working in the country and halt drone attacks aimed at Islamist militants operating in its tribal areas. The request was personally made by Pakistani Army Chief General Ashfaque Pervez Kiyani, according to US and Pakistani officials, who spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to comment on this sensitive issue. The scale of the demands came to light as Lieutenant General Ahmed Shuja Pasha, the chief of Pakistani intelligence agency ISI, arrived Monday in Washington for almost four hours of discussions with CIA Director Leon Panetta and Joint Chiefs of Staff Chairman Mike Mullen. The meetings are part of efforts to mend the already distrustful and tentative ties between the two spy agencies.


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