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CIA chief likely to visit Pakistan on Friday

IRNA - Islamic Republic News Agency

Islamabad, March 20, IRNA -- The newly appointed Chief of Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), Leon E Panetta, is likely to visit Pakistan on Friday, official sources said.

Sources said that CIA Chief has arrived in India on first phase of his visit to South Asian countries and then he would arrive in Pakistan in the second phase.

It is the first visit of Panetta after resuming his office as CIA chief.

During his visit he would hold meetings with army chief, General Ashfaq Pervez Kayani, Director General of Inter Services Intelligence (ISI), Ahmad Shujaa Pasha and Interior Advisor, Rehman Malik.

In his meetings with Pakistani top brass, Panetta will discuss the war on terror, Pak-Afghan border situation, Mumbai Attacks and other affairs, official sources said.

Sources said he would also visit tribal areas to review its situation.

Leon E Panetta has remained member of the US Congress and has also performed the duties of US envoy in Sri Lanka.

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