WASHINGTON (APP) - Pakistan's Ambassador to the United States Husain Haqqani has said the elected government's new plan to curb extremist violence will have both legitimacy and effectiveness. In an interview with The Washington Times, he also faulted aspects of American policy towards Pakistan in the wake of 9/11 events. The Envoy also underlined the need for US-led NATO allies and Afghan forces to complement Pakistan's anti-terror efforts with deployment of more troops on their side of the rugged border. "The message is, 'This is going to happen to anyone who tries to do this kind of thing,'" the envoy said of actions like the one launched over the weekend in Khyber tribal area as part of the new multifaceted approach. Haqqani indicated more such actions could be launched in coming days. "The view of the elected government that was voted into office in February is that the security of Afghanistan and Pakistan are interconnected", he said. "We have to do it together. We are partners- Afghanistan, Pakistan and the United States", he added. Commenting on aspects of US policy towards Pakistan in the days after the 9/11 attacks, he said there has been a "complete failure" of American public diplomacy in Pakistan and the Muslim world to define the objectives of the global war on terror. He said US diplomats need to get out more among the Pakistani people and the American press often presents a shallow and distorted view of Islam. "While Pakistan beefs up its troop presence and pursues new campaigns against militants on its side of the border, the Afghan army and the US-led NATO force in Afghanistan need more troops on the ground to reinforce the gains," Haqqani stressed. He noted the American post-9/11 obsession with security had badly hurt the country's image abroad, sometimes in ways Americans do not appreciate. "You would not believe how small things help bin Laden," he said. "Every time a significant, respectable Pakistani is humiliated at an American airport despite having a valid visa, the story doesn't even make it in your papers but it's the biggest story of the day in Pakistan." He pointed out there has been a weakness in American communication in persuading the people in the Muslim world of the US case in the fight against terrorism. "But somehow there has been a weakness in communicating to the Muslim people that Osama bin Laden is an enemy of Islam and Muslims, as much as he is an enemy of the United States or terrorism is an enemy of Islam and Muslims as much as terrorism threatens the United States", he said.