Islamabad : The CIA Director Leon Panetta made an unannounced visit to Pakistan on Friday, being his first visit to the country since al-Qaeda leader Osama Bin Laden was shot dead in Abbottabad.
An official has told Reuters on condition of anonymity that Panetta will reiterate the message of the US intention to continue cooperation with Islamabad.
The visit is made amid strained relations between Washington and Islamabad after the al-Qaeda leader was killed on Pakistan's, which raised a lot of tough questions against Pakistan.
"There are some areas where, frankly, we have good discussions. ... But there are a number of areas where, frankly, we don't have that level of trust or communication capability," Panetta has told US lawmakers on Thursday.
Mr Panetta is the fourth key US official to visit Pakistan in a bit to soothe relations between the two countries. Senator John Kerry, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and Amiral Mike Mullen are the US officials who have visited Pakistan after Bin Laden compound raid.
The visit of the CIA Chief is made at a time that Afghan President Hamid Karzai is also visiting Pakistan at the invitation of his counterpart President Asif Ali Zardari.
President Karzai has reportedly asked for Pakistan's cooperation in peace talks with the Taliban.