According the news reports, deal between US and Pakistan on the American drone campaign against militants in the tribal region seems unlikely despite offers through negotiators to work out a comprise. A senior unnamed official of Pakistan was confirmed that Cessation of drone is still a high priority for us in the dialogue along with US however I am afraid we are now where near a deal on the issue. He further said that, but we will keep talking to them about it.
Pakistan Will Continue To Engage The US On Counter-Terrorism Cooperation
After Defense Committee of the Cabinet clearly show that Pakistan was trying to cut a deal with the US on drone strikes, a statement get issued. It also noted that Pakistan will continue to engage the US on counter-terrorism cooperation and counter-terrorism tools which are in line with international law and practice. Recent assessment of Pakistan, that a deal is unlikely follows latest bilateral interactions, including a meeting between foreign minister Hina Rabbani Khar and US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.
Pakistan Has Suggested Various Options During Negotiations
The report confirmed that the desperate estimation is rather than, with optimism in the camp of Pakistan, days before the deal of July 3 on reopening NATO supply routes to Afghanistan after a seven-month blockage. Pakistan has suggested various options during negotiations, along with using F-16s to target militants in the tribal region and to stop the US drone attacks. The senior officials confirmed that General headquarters of army and Inter-Services Intelligence offered alternatives like a combination of defense and intelligence operations to root out terrorists from the hideouts.