In an interview with Bloomsbury news, the United States Secretary of State added that Pakistan requires help from the US AND Afghanistan to battle militancy.
She said that the US administration wanted Pakistan to carry out their actions stealthily, rather than launch a blatant military offensive against banned forces that attack US and Afghan forces, but carry out clandestine actions.
“There are different ways of fighting besides overt military action” she said.
She also stressed that Pakistan should share intelligence with the US forces station in Afghanistan in order to prevent attacks.
Better synchronization might reduce attacks like that on the American Embassy in Kabul, she also stressed.
The political figure applauded Pakistan’s co-operation when an operation was set up against the Al-Qaeda and also recognises the need to stop militants from using safe havens on the Afhgan side for attacks against Pakistan.
In an interview with another US channel, she said that the US and Pakistan would work together to bring peace and security in Afghanistan and has already had talks with top Pakistani political and military leaders.
She said, “We stressed on two points that we need to squeeze the terrorist networks, including the Haqqani network, out of their safe havens, preventing them from being able to plan and carry out attacks across the border.
And we have to, on the Afghan side of the border, squeeze and eliminate safe havens of those who move back and forth and use safe havens in Afghanistan to attack Pakistan”
For two months, Islamabad has been asking US-led international forces working in Afghanistan to prevent Afghan-based militants from exploiting havens in question.
She said, “We have to have a very firm commitment to an Afghan-led reconciliation peace process.”
The US diplomat also acknowledged the effectiveness of Pakistan’s work against al-Qaeda.
“The cooperation on security that we have received over the past years from Pakistan has been essential in our efforts to defeat and disrupt the al-Qaeda network.
The Pakistanis themselves have suffered enormously as a result of their military actions against the terrorist networks, and of course that has not only been only military losses but civilians to a total of about 30,000 over the last decade.”