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Mon Jul 30, 2012, 07:44 PM

Pakistan to push for intelligence sharing at U.S. talks

Source: Reuters

Pakistan to push for intelligence sharing at U.S. talks

DUBAI | Mon Jul 30, 2012 6:03pm EDT

(Reuters) - Pakistan's spy chief will call for an end to U.S. military drone strikes in its tribal areas bordering Afghanistan and push for a sharing of technology and intelligence during a visit to Washington this week, the country's interior minister said on Monday.

But indications are that Islamabad's demands for a halt to drone attacks may receive a less-than-sympathetic hearing from top Obama administration officials.

Pakistani Lieutenant-General Zaheer ul-Islam's visit to meet CIA director General David Petraeus will be his first since he became head of the Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) in March and follows a thaw in relations between Pakistan and the United States.

Pakistan, however, continues to insist that U.S. drone strikes -- which it says are a breach of its territorial sovereignty -- must end.

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Read more: http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/07/30/us-pakistan-usa-drones-idUSBRE86T0OD20120730

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