"That public realization that the US does act independently of the Pakistan’s Inter Services Intelligence (ISI) agency had plunged relations between the CIA and the ISI to a new low," the Christian Science Monitor reported after Davis's release.
The disclosure of Pakistan's demands came after the head of Pakistani intelligence, Gen. Ahmad Suja Pasha, traveled to Washington on Monday to meet with CIA Director Leon Panetta, according to the Pakistani newspaper Dawn. General Pasha intended to address a number of issues putting strains on US-Pakistani relations, particularly the perception among Pakistani officials that they are not trusted by their American counterparts.
The Times of India and Hindustan Times both reported that Pasha was supposed to stay in the US longer, but cut his visit short for undisclosed reasons and returned to Pakistan following the meeting. However, CIA spokesman George Little told The New York Times that the meetings were "productive" and that US and Pakistan intelligence "remain on solid footing."