DG ISI arrives in United States for official visit

Published: February 25, 2015
Country's security situation and counter-terrorism efforts will be discussed. PHOTO: REUTERS

Country's security situation and counter-terrorism efforts will be discussed. PHOTO: REUTERS

ISLAMABAD: Director General Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) Lieutenant General Rizwan Akhtar on Wednesday left for an official visit to the United States, the military’s media wing said in a statement.

“DG ISI proceeded to USA for an official visit. During the visit he will meet his counterparts and discuss issues related to intelligence,” said the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR).

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This is the first visit by Pakistan’s spy chief to the US since he became the head of ISI last year.

During his visit, he will be discussing the security situation in the country as well as the counter-terrorism efforts and operations taking place in the country.

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On his visit he will also suggest improved relations between the two countries after years of friction on several issues.

Read: General Raheel’s excellent US visit

Army Chief General Raheel Sharif had also recently visited the US where he held talks with top military and civilian officials.

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Reader Comments (10)

  • Parvez
    Feb 25, 2015 - 11:50AM

    The U.S cultivate all the right people……..have done so no close on 70 years.Recommend

  • Rex Minor
    Feb 25, 2015 - 3:54PM

    Another from the Rajput family of the Frontier Force, takes hold of he military intelligence to assist COAS! Bravo; the oath of allegance to Uncle Sam and the blessing from the Pentagon is the prerequite.

    Rex MinorRecommend

  • Alfa Romeo
    Feb 25, 2015 - 4:36PM

    You are Right Parvez. Am surprised that your comment has passed through the moderator who blocks all comments that criticize A-A-A.
    Either the Moderator suddenly became courageous or his on a high to let your comment through.Recommend

  • syed baqar ahsan
    Feb 25, 2015 - 4:42PM

    @Rex Minor:
    when people lack unity,faith(meaning not islam but trust bestowed upon) & discipline in all fields of life and cheat then then ur not a nation but Haynes so everybody has all right to do with us. Recommend

  • Raisani
    Feb 25, 2015 - 5:36PM

    Well done Boy, keep going! You have performed marvellous.Recommend

  • zara
    Feb 25, 2015 - 7:20PM

    Hey how are u. Ppl are aping our nicks we are famous now :] Recommend

  • Lord of the Ring
    Feb 25, 2015 - 9:18PM

    Probably first ever we have a military leadership that’s not up for sale and that seems to be
    troubling real estate tycoons and their political accomplices Recommend

  • rkfromny
    Feb 26, 2015 - 3:18AM

    @Raisani: you are right.. he does look like an obedient fellow.. !! He will do the bidding of the Americans.. !!Recommend

  • Raja Pprus
    Feb 26, 2015 - 11:03AM

    A brilliant and courageous man who re-initiated the process of cleaning up Karachi whilst he was DG Rangers (Sindh) from all sorts of militants, whether they are politically-backed or terrorist. And now he is repeating the process on a nation-wide level ably assisting our brave and untiring Army Chief (one of the best COAS in Pakistan’s history) in cleaning up the menace of terrorism from Pakistan ONCE AND FOR ALL!Recommend

  • Shaikh Mohommad
    May 4, 2015 - 2:58PM

    When will the people wake up and say enough is enough and liberate Pakistan from the clutches of America and its agents [Pak Army]. Recommend

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