ISLAMABAD (Agencies) The Pakistan Army said that several people have been arrested across the country for feeding CIA and investigation in this regard is under way. However, the Army denied Wednesday that one of its majors was among the arrested who Western officials say were arrested helping US before the American raid that killed Osama bin Laden. The New York Times, which first reported the arrests of five Pakistani informants, said an army major was detained who copied licence plates of cars visiting the Al-Qaeda chiefs compound in Pakistan in the weeks before the raid. But Pakistan Army spokesman Maj-Gen Athar Abbas denied an army major was arrested, saying the report was 'false and totally baseless. Monitoring Desk adds: No Pakistani soldier is under arrest, but we are interrogating several people whom we suspect of having been working for American intelligence services, Inter Services Public Relations spokesman Brigadier Azmat Abbas told the BBC. He said that among those arrested were people 'captured during a raid at a house located close to the Bin Laden compound. We suspect them of having been working for CIA, he added. Others being interrogated include people who used to visit the compound. Brig Abbas said that two categories of people were among those arrested - those who threw flares into the Bin Laden compound to guide approaching US helicopters and those who helped the helicopters refuel within Pakistani territory. In the wake of Bin Ladens death many American agents have been forced to leave Pakistan, while Pakistani officials and civilians suspected of helping the CIA may soon appear in court. According to BBC, dozens of people have been arrested and released by the security agencies since the death of the Al-Qaeda leader - and at least five of them have not yet been released. Pakistani authorities appear to be making every effort to unearth CIA informants. Soon after the killing on May 2, witnesses told the BBC that two brothers - both cousins of Bin Ladens courier - were picked up from their village in Shangla district. A member of the security forces was also picked up from the Ilyasi Masjid area near the Bin Laden compound in Abbottabad, according to witnesses. It is not known whether he belonged to the intelligence wing of the police or the army. He remains unaccounted for to date. The contractor who built the Bin Laden compound, Noor Mohammad alias Gul Madah, a property dealer identified by witnesses as Kaleem, Bin Ladens neighbour Shamrez and his father Zain Mohammad were arrested in the weeks following the killing. All of them - apart from Kaleem - were later released although they have subsequently gone missing. It is not clear whether these men were among the alleged CIA informants arrested. Special Correspondent from New York adds: Five CIA informants, who fed information to the US spy agency in the months leading up to the raid that led to the death of Osama bin Laden, have been arrested by Pakistani security forces, The New York Times reported Wednesday. Citing American officials, the newspaper said those detained include a Pakistani Army major who provided key details of cars visiting the bin Laden compound in Abbottabad. The Times cited the arrests as further evidence of the troubled nature of the US-Pakistan relationship in the struggle against terrorism. Tensions have increased since the bin Laden raid, which left Pakistani security embarrassed and prompted questions about how the Al-Qaeda chief could have been based in a key military town without senior officials knowing. Husain Haqqani, Pakistans ambassador to the United States, told The New York Times that the CIA and the ISI are working out mutually agreeable terms for their cooperation in fighting the menace of terrorism. It is not appropriate for us to get into the details at this stage. The fate of the CIA informants arrested in Pakistan is unclear, the Times said, but it cited American officials as saying that the CIA Director Leon Panetta raised the issue when he travelled to Islamabad last week to meet with Pakistani military and intelligence officers. At a closed briefing last week, members of the Senate Intelligence Committee asked Michael Morell, the deputy CIA Director, to rate Pakistans cooperation with the United States on counterterrorism operations, on a scale of 1 to 10, according to the Times. Three, Morell replied, the paper said, citing officials familiar with the exchange. However, American officials cautioned that Morells comments about Pakistani support was a snapshot of the current relationship, and did not represent the administrations overall assessment. We have a strong relationship with our Pakistani counterparts and work through issues when they arise, said Marie Harf, a CIA spokeswoman. Director Panetta had productive meetings last week in Islamabad. Its a crucial partnership, and we will continue to work together in the fight against Al-Qaeda and other terrorist groups who threaten our country and theirs. Some in Washington see the arrests as illustrative of the disconnect between Pakistani and American priorities at a time when they are supposed to be allies in the fight against Al-Qaeda instead of hunting down the support network that allowed bin Laden to live comfortably for years, the Pakistani authorities are arresting those who assisted in the raid that killed the worlds most-wanted man, the dispatch said. Over the past several weeks the Pakistani military has been distancing itself from American intelligence and counterterrorism operations against militant groups in Pakistan. This has angered many in Washington who believe that Bin Ladens death has shaken Al-Qaeda and that there is now an opportunity to further weaken the terrorist organisation with more raids and armed drone strikes. Agencies add: In recent months, dating approximately to when a CIA contractor killed two Pakistanis in Lahore in January, American officials said that Pakistani spies from the Directorate for Inter-Services Intelligence, known as the ISI, have been generally unwilling to carry out surveillance operations for the CIA. The Pakistanis have also resisted granting visas allowing American intelligence officers to operate in Pakistan, and have threatened to put greater restrictions on the drone flights. It is the future of the drone programme that is a particular worry for the CIA. American officials said that during his meetings in Pakistan last week, Panetta was particularly forceful about trying to get Pakistani officials to allow armed drones to fly over even wider areas in the northwest tribal regions. But the CIA is already preparing for the worst: relocating some of the drones from Pakistan to a base in Afghanistan, where they can take off and fly east across the mountains and into the tribal areas, where terrorist groups find safe haven. Another casualty of the recent tension is an ambitious Pentagon programme to train Pakistani paramilitary troops to fight Al-Qaeda and the Taliban in those same tribal areas. That programme has ended, both American and Pakistani officials acknowledge, and the last of about 120 American military advisers have left the country. American officials are now scrambling to find temporary jobs for about 50 Special Forces support personnel who had been helping the trainers with logistics and communications. Their visas were difficult to obtain and officials fear if these troops are sent home, Pakistan will not allow them to return. The US Defence Department put on hold on a $300 million payment reimbursing Pakistan for the cost of deploying more than 100,000 troops along the border with Afghanistan, two officials said. The Pentagon declined to comment on the payment, except to say it was 'continuing to process several claims.