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Pak's blunt no to CIA for joint ops

world Updated: Jun 14, 2011 01:46 IST

Pakistan's blunt denial to the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) for undertaking joint military operations against potential high-value targets in the country will eventually lead to a far more reciprocal and transparent Islamabad-Washington cooperation, according to Pakistani military sources.

Except for reciprocal and transparent intelligence cooperation between the CIA and the ISI, Pakistan will not accept US demand for joint military operations, and that is why US had to recall its military trainers and CIA operatives from Pakistan.

"Washington is expected to take corrective measures accordingly," The Nation quoted military sources, as saying in response to queries relating to actions the US might take in the backdrop of these developments.

These sources were of the view that Pakistan could not trust the US after its secret unilateral raid on Osama bin Laden's hideout in Abbottabad on May 2, which had belittled chances of any joint military operations in future.

They said that Islamabad's new policy has brought to end the presence of US military in Pakistan, and both the countries are struggling to redefine their strategic cooperation on new lines to serve the mutual interest.

"This may take some time to make it more meaningful cooperation based on mutual respect," the sources said, forewarning that any US attempt to demean Pakistan's effective efforts in fighting terrorism might change the situation.