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Resumption of US military aid not on Pasha's agenda

world Updated: Jul 17, 2011 12:52 IST

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Pakistan's powerful ISI chief Lt Gen Ahmed Shuja Pasha visited the US to discuss intelligence coordination and not the resumption of military aid that was recently suspended by the American administration, a military spokesman has said.

The resumption of military aid was not even on the agenda of Pasha's visit, military spokesman Maj Gen Athar Abbas told the media on Saturday.

Pasha had a one on one meeting with acting CIA director Michael Morrell.

"A range of intelligence issues were discussed in a congenial environment to improve mutual understanding," Abbas said.

Contrary to speculative reporting in a section of the press, doubts were not raised and no aspersions were cast on the functioning of the ISI, Abbas said. "Both sides focused more on the way forward," he said.

The US administration recently announced that it had suspended military aid for Pakistan worth USD 800 million following strains in intelligence and military cooperation between the two countries.