BERLIN (Online/APP) Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani on Monday said that he and not President Asif Ali Zardari is running the country. Zardari is under growing pressure to relinquish his sweeping powers that the Premier is envisaged to have in the countrys original Constitution. 'I should tell you that I am the Chief Executive and the Chief Executive is the head of the government, Gilani said in an interview with German Press Agency DPA. He (Zardari) is the Head of the State and I am the head of the government. Its a childish question who is running the government, he said, denying that there were any differences between him and Zardari on the issue. Gilani said that the transfer of the powers was 'a true litmus test of the relations between him and the President, whose popularity has sunk significantly since he took over in September 2008. Gilani dispelled the impression that the Pakistan was 'leaderless. Its just a perception, not reality, Gilani told the agency. There is difference of opinion ... but that does not mean that the government is not stable. He said the recent 'successful military offensive against the Taliban in northwestern districts of Swat and South Waziristan showed that Pakistan did not 'lack unity of command. Gilani expressing concern over increase in US troops in Afghanistan said that the increase in US force in Afghanistan might lead to the spill over of militants in Pakistan and make the situation worse; therefore, the Western countries should evolve a joint strategy against the Taliban on Pak-Afghan borders. He stressed that Obama Administration would have to formulate Pak-Afghan strategy in consultation with Pakistan. Responding to a question he said, We have highlighted our concerns about possible increase in US forces in Afghanistan, said Gilani. Our fear is that if they increase troops ... the militants might spill over to Pakistan. The prime minister said Pakistan was taking an all out action against the terrorists, which was being recognised also, however, more cooperation of the world community was required. In another interview with Der Spiegel - English edition of a famous German magazine - the prime minister said Pakistan should not be portrayed as war zone, as the war against terrorism was forced upon the country after the world ignored the region after the Soviet withdrawal from Afghanistan. Pakistan should not be portrayed as a war zone. When the Soviets marched into Afghanistan, a broad alliance was formed against that invasion. We were part of this international alliance. But after the war was over, the world did not care for our region any longer. And the militants advanced into the vacuum. That is the problem we have to fight with till this day. It was forced upon us, Prime Minister Gilani said. To a question, he said Pakistan while facing a unique situation was a frontline state in the conflict the outcome of which would decide about the peace, progress and wellbeing. It is not only decisive for the future of Pakistan or Asia but for the future of the whole world. To another query, Premier Gilani said, We fight against terrorists. They are not Pakistanis; they are Uzbeks, Chechens, Arabs and Afghans. And they cooperate with agents of foreign powers to destroy peace in Pakistan, adding that there were militant locals but the revolt was driven by foreign elements. Answering a question as if Pakistan has any evidence against India, Gilani said, I dont say that there is evidence. But many experts have analysed the revolt already, like American think tanks, and they mention strange involvements. About the concerns about Pakistans nuclear weapons, Gilani said, There are many lobbyists in the world - and many of them work against Pakistan. They fuel this fear that our nuclear facilities are not safe. These people want to discredit our country. He, however, added, I guarantee you, I guarantee our people and I guarantee the world that our command structure is in the most reliable hands. It is absolutely sure. By the way, the United States thinks this, too. To a question about US drone attacks, he maintained that the govt and the military had succeeded in creating a wedge between the militants and the local tribes. But after every drone attack they close ranks again, he remarked. This is a dangerous development, this is what I worry about and what the Army worries about. The drones also do no good, because they boost anti-American resentment throughout the country. He said a stable Afghanistan was in Pakistans interest. We support every policy that is good for the Afghan people. The main goal should be the stability of the region. To a question as if he would hold talks about buying German submarines while in Berlin, Gilani replied, We will need some more time before making a final decision. Meanwhile, Premier Gilani Monday said being an immediate neighbour of Afghanistan, Pakistan must be taken on board while taking any decision about the country to ensure sustainability of peace and stability in the region as it could play a vital role in the stability of the region. He said Pakistan also desired good relations with India and stressed resolution of the lingering Kashmir dispute, adding that the start of composite dialogue process could bring peace, progress and development to the subcontinent and help stem unemployment, poverty and illiteracy. Talking to German Foreign Minister Guido Westerwelle who called on him at his hotel, soon after his arrival, the prime minister said the Pakistani nation had stood up to the challenge and boldly decided to wipe out thee curse. Pakistan had achieved great deal of success in the counterterrorism operation against extremists and now required assistance in initiating development projects in the cleared areas. He urged Germany, EU and other international players to use their influences in resolving the core dispute between Pakistan and India and to help resumption of the composite dialogue. He sought Germanys assistance in infrastructure development, imparting of technical skills, health and education facilities in the areas now cleared from the militants so as to divert the people away from the influence of extremists. Guido Westerwelle said his country would also enhance annual development assistance to Pakistan by 10 million to a total of 125 million Euros. He said Germany had deep interest in a democratic and stable development in Pakistan and saw it as an important partner in South Asia, adding that Germany believed that close cooperation between Pakistan and Afghanistan could bring lasting stability to the two countries and the whole region. Germany with over 4,000 soldiers in Afghanistan, is the third largest foreign troops contingent after the US and Britain.