The Pakistani spy who was arrested in the US over the NSA surveillance scandal was arrested by the FBI last week, according to Pakistani intelligence officials.
The arrest of Abdul Rauf Haider was made in the city of Quetta on Wednesday, according the Pakistan National News Agency.
The news agency said the arrest came as the FBI sought to question the Pakistani intelligence officer.
The FBI, the US intelligence community and Pakistani officials did not immediately respond to requests for comment.
The spy was arrested after being detained at the Quetta airport and the Pakistani embassy in Washington DC, according a statement by the US State Department.
Haider, who is believed to be in his 50s, was allegedly charged with espionage, theft of classified information and attempted espionage.
He has been charged with three felony counts, including unauthorized removal of classified material and destruction of classified documents.
He has pleaded not guilty to all charges.
Haiders passport has been seized.
In August, the CIA released a secret memo alleging Pakistan was spying on the US.
The memo, written by former CIA deputy director Michael Morell, said Pakistan had recruited former US officials to “work for Pakistan to further their clandestine goals” and had “exiled or killed” former US diplomats.
The NSA had claimed it did not conduct mass surveillance of foreign leaders.
The Pakistani government, however, has denied allegations of spying on it.