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DG ISI lefts for US on official visit

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ISLAMABAD: Director General Inter-Service Intelligence (ISI) Lieutenant General Rizwan Akhtar left for U.S. Wednesday (today) on his first ever visit to hold meetings with top US intelligence officials on counter-terrorism, regional affairs and security matters especially with Afghanistan.

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According to statement of ISPR, “The DG ISI has proceeded to USA for an official visit where he will meet his counterparts and discuss issues related to intelligence.”

It will be the first ever visit of DG ISI to USA where he will meet senior officials at the National Security Council and John O Brennan, Chief of Central Intelligence Agency (CIA).

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Earlier in November last year, Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Raheel Sharif visited the US where he had meetings with US Central Command Chief General Lloyd J. Austin and defense officials. Pak Army Chief was praised by for the commitments, professionalism and achievements of Pakistan in the fight against terrorism as well as the ongoing Zarb-e-Azb in Waziristan.

In last week in a meeting between Interior Minister Pakistan, Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan and US Secretary of State John Kerry on the last day of the White House Summit on Countering Violent, Kerry also remarked, “We are grateful for the commitment and efforts of PM Nawaz Sharif and COAS General Raheel Sharif.”

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