Pakistan pledges more than 3 dozen CIA visas

Pakistani and U.S. officials say Pakistan has pledged to grant more than three dozen visas to CIA officers as part of confidence-building measures after the American raid that killed Osama bin Laden.

The officials say the visas are part of an agreement to rebuild counterterrorism efforts by forming what Pakistani officials call a joint intelligence team.

The agreement was reached after recent talks in Islamabad between senior U.S. and Pakistani intelligence officials.

The U.S. official says the visas will help replenish CIA staff after some were forced to leave. There will also be additional officers allowed in to join the joint intelligence team.

The officials spoke on condition of anonymity Wednesday to discuss intelligence matters.


Dozier reported from Washington.