Islamabad: Pakistani security officials were shocked to see over two dozen Jewish soldiers at the Shamsi Airbase, deemed as a key station for launching airstrikes in Afghanistan and northwestern areas of Pakistan, sources said.
The sources said that the Pakistani officials visited the airbase for the immigration of US officials in the wake of cabinet decision to evacuate the base after a Nato raid in Mohmand Agency that killed 24 soldiers last month.
A security official requesting anonymity told that the Jewish soldiers were introduced to Pakistani officials as Americans, but Islamabad thinks that the Jewish soldiers were under cover agents of Israel and were deployed in Pakistan for espionage purpose.
They said that the deployment of Jewish soldiers was amid at spying on Pakistan, China and Afghanistan.
Relations between some time allies Pakistan and the United States have plunged to new low after Islamabad adopted harder stance in reaction to the deadly Nato assault, suspending Nato supplies to US-led forces based in Afghanistan and giving a deadline to the US to leave its Shamsi Airbase.
Anti-American sentiments are running high in Pakistan while the Nato raid also drew nationwide protests.