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Pakistan Spy Chief's U.S. Visit Goes 'Very Well'


Pakistani Lieutenant-General Ahmad Shuja Pasha

Pakistani Lieutenant-General Ahmad Shuja Pasha

U.S. and Pakistani officials say they have made progress repairing relations harmed by the U.S. raid in early May that killed Al-Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden.

Representatives made the assessment following a two-day visit to Washington by Pakistan's spy chief, Lieutenant-General Ahmad Shuja Pasha, who met with acting CIA Director Michael Morell and other intelligence officials.

Both sides are seeking to renew ties of cooperation and move forward in an often challenging relationship.

Islamabad has threatened to throw out U.S. intelligence agents and withdraw security forces from lawless regions since a CIA contractor killed two Pakistanis in Lahore.

Washington has meanwhile questioned Islamabad's counterterrorism priorities, vowed to withhold a massive chunk of aid to the Pakistani military, and suggested that country's government "sanctioned" the killing of a meddling journalist.

compiled from Reuters reports
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