WASHINGTON, June 22: The Pakistan Embassy here has issued 67 visas to CIA officials for deployment in Pakistan, embassy sources told Dawn on Wednesday.
The decision, according to these sources, followed an understanding between the two governments on CIA deployments and postings in Pakistan.
“Under the new arrangement, the CIA has accepted Islamabad’s demand that all intelligence postings in the country should be fully disclosed, and shared with the Pakistani government,” the sources said. “Pakistan agreed to issue the visas only after an understanding on full disclosures.”
The agreement was reached after talks in Islamabad earlier this month between ISI chief Lt-Gen Ahmed Shuja Pasha and top CIA
officials, including CIA Director Leon Panetta.
“Now the ISI will be fully aware of who is doing what and where he is posted at,” a diplomatic source said. “There will be no room for misunderstanding and suspicions.”