Monday, 28 May 2012 21:15
ISLAMABAD: The head of Inter-Services Intelligence agency has postponed a visit to the United States due to "pressing commitments", a military spokesman said Monday.
The postponement follows renewed tensions between the two countries over Pakistan's six-month blockade on NATO supplies into Afghanistan and last week's sentencing of a Pakistani doctor hired by the CIA to help find Osama bin Laden.
In a short statement sent to reporters by text message, the spokesman said that the visit by the ISI director general, Lieutenant General Zaheer ul Islam, to the United States "has been postponed due to his pressing commitments here".
"There is no other reason of postponing the visit," the spokesman added.
Copyright AFP (Agence France-Presse), 2012