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Pakistani secret service given millions by CIA

WASHINGTON: The CIA has funnelled hundreds of millions of dollars to Pakistan's intelligence service since the September 11 attacks, accounting for as much as one-third of the agency's budget, US officials say.

The Inter-Services Intelligence agency (ISI) also has collected tens of millions of dollars through a classified CIA program that pays for the capture or killing of wanted militants, a clandestine counterpart to the rewards publicly offered by the State Department.

The payments have triggered intense debate in the US Government because of long-standing suspicions that the ISI continues to help Taliban extremists who undermine US efforts in Afghanistan and provide sanctuary to al-Qaeda members in Pakistan.

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