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Pakistan spy scraps UK talks

2010-07-31 12:13

London - Pakistan's spy chief has canceled a visit to Britain for security talks after the British leader suggested that Pakistan exports terrorism.

A senior Pakistani intelligence official confirmed on Saturday that Lt Gen Ahmed Shujaa Pasha has called off a trip planned for next week.

Prime Minister David Cameron angered officials in Islamabad when he said Pakistan must not be allowed to "promote the export of terror whether to India, whether to Afghanistan or to anywhere else in the world".

Pakistan insists that it has done more than any other country to combat terrorism. But its Inter-Services Intelligence spy agency has been accused of aiding Afghanistan's Taliban.

A visit to Britain by Pakistani President Asif Ali Zardari is still scheduled to go ahead.