The statement from Ambassador Alice Wells, the Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary at US Department of State's Bureau of South and Central Asian Affairs, suggested that Washington was far from convinced with Pakistan's view that there was no organised presence of any terrorist outfits - including the Haqqani network.
During her meetings with Pakistani officials, Wells "underlined that the United States seeks to move toward a new relationship with Pakistan, based on our mutual interest in realising a stable and prosperous region", the statement said.
Pakistani officials have briefed a visiting senior US diplomat on recent efforts to fight against terrorism, after the United States suspended security assistance to the South Asian country.
Wells noted that as an important country of the region, Pakistan's support was critical to the success of the USA strategy for Afghanistan, the statement said.
The US delegation was apprised about recent counter-terrorism actions taken by Pakistan's law enforcement agencies that contributed to a visible improvement in the security situation in the country, it said.
Janjua "expressed concerns on the continued use of Afghan soil by elements hostile to Pakistan's stability". The parliamentarians said that the minister should also have spoken in response to the recent Indian Army chief's statement in which he said they were ready to call Pakistan's nuclear bluff.
He said the way forward for Pakistan-US relations should not be through threats, notices and suspension of support, GEO News reported.
Wells also underlined the need for strengthening intelligence cooperation between the two sides to improve coordination in counter-terrorism efforts.
The Express Tribune reported that while the U.S. demands seeking action against the Haqqani network are known, Pakistan has put forth its list of demands, asking Washington to take into account its concerns related to Afghanistan and other regional issues.
He pointed out Pakistan and China had also agreed to see Afghanistan as a peaceful country saying that Gwadar Port and CPEC were proof of high economic cooperation between the two countries. So this conditioned aid, we have given them a chance.
Since then, Washington confirmed it will withhold Dollars 255 million in United States military aid to Pakistan.