Already beset by unprecedented criticism, Pakistan's military now tries to head off reports that an Army major was arrested for informing the CIA of activities on the bin Laden compound.
The arrest of five Pakistani CIA informants whose information helped lead the US to Osama bin Laden's compound is likely to fuel tensions and intensify congressional questions about aid to Pakistan.
Syed Saleem Shahzad slaying has added to pressure on the Inter-Services Intelligence, already facing international suspicions that elements within it sheltered Osama bin Laden in an army town before he was killed there last month by American commandos.
Residents of the couriers' hometown report being intimidated by intelligence agencies, which are under the spotlight today after a prominent Pakistani journalist was found dead.
While these groups have links with Al Qaeda, the bigger danger to the US is their ability to trigger a major crisis for nuclear-armed Pakistan, including a war with India.
Despite Senator John Kerry's visit to Pakistan and his announced agreements to calm ties, the mistrustful relationship between the US and Pakistan is unlikely to change soon, warn analysts.
President Obama authorized US troops to fight Pakistani forces if they interfered during the raid on Osama bin Laden's compound, highlighting the poor state of the US-Pakistan relationship.
Analysts see the Pakistan prime minister's speech as an attempt to counter popular anger and outflank the political opposition regarding the US raid on Osama bin Laden's compound.
The US launched a drone strike into Pakistan Friday. Some see that as bolstering the argument that the US will be able to use the bin Laden raid as leverage to get more cooperation out of Pakistan.
India has long said that arch-rival Pakistan has been unwilling to quash terrorism. For many, Osama bin Laden's killing bolsters that view.