ISLAMABAD (Agencies) Thousands of secret US diplomatic cables released by WikiLeaks continue to send shockwaves across the country given their explosive nature. According to the WikiLeaks, US Representatives Schiff and Schwartz held a meeting with PPP leader Asif Ali Zardari and his foreign policy team in Islamabad in May 2008. Zardari thanked the USG for its support of credible parliamentary elections, which brought his party to power: We are here because of you. Zardari noted that his late wife, Benazir Bhutto, maintained close relations with many members of Congress, and he encouraged more codel visits to Pakistan to improve mutual understanding. Here is the text of the cable posted by US Ambassador Anne W Patterson. On May 26, Codel Schiff - US Representatives Adam Schiff (D-CA) and Allyson Schwartz (D-PA) - met with Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) Co-Chairman Asif Zardari, Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi, NSA Ambassador Mahmud Ali Durrani and Ambassador-designate to the US Husain Haqqani. Zardari thanked the Codel for USG support of credible national elections. As he has previously, he committed Pakistan to the war on terror, insisting this was Pakistans fight. He argued more needed to be done by the US and international community to promote economic development in the frontier. Building on that point, Zardari suggested a new blend of USG assistance, increasing aid to civilian forces like the police and promoting civilian engagement. He warned that public opinion was unalterably against President Pervez Musharraf and that, for the sake of the new GOP, Musharraf needed to contemplate an honorable exit. We are because of you. In another leaked cable, the US showed its willingness to work with Nawaz if he won the elections. A secret US embassy cable classified by Patterson reveals that the US said it was willing to work with Nawaz Sharif if he won the elections, but that Zardari was its best ally in Pakistan right now. The cable said that US interests are best served by preventing another cycle of military rule. Militants will exploit either weak civilian government or a return to military rule that lacks popular legitimacy, so we should help the Zardari/Gilani government complete its full five-year term in office. The cable also said that US Vice President Joe Biden had noted that Pakistans ties with the US had been transactional in nature and were based on mutual mistrust. The cable quoted on The Guardian read: Pakistan hedges its bets on cooperation because it fears the US will again desert Islamabad after we get Osama bin Laden; Washington sees this hesitancy as duplicity that requires we take unilateral action to protect US interests. After 9/11, then President Musharraf made a strategic shift to abandon the Taliban and support the US in the war on terror, but neither side believes the other has lived up to expectations flowing from that decision. The relationship is one of co-dependency we grudgingly admit Pakistan knows the US cannot afford to walk away; the US knows Pakistan cannot survive without our support. According to another leaked US cable, the US diplomat reported to Washington that the Saudi Arabian Ambassador to the US Adel Al-Jubeir maintained that Nawaz Sharif first promised the Saudis not to engage in political activity or return to Pakistan, but he then flew to Pakistan from London in a direct violation of his commitment. Saudi authorities backed Pervez Musharraf to have Nawaz Sharif arrested if he returned from exile. We can either support Musharraf and stability, or we can allow bin Laden to get the bomb, Saudi Ambassador to the US Al-Jubeir told Charge dAffaires Michael Gfoeller at a lunch in November 2007. The then Pakistani President visited Saudi Arabia in 2007 and met King Abdullah after completing Umra in Makkah. Al-Jubeir told the US diplomats that Musharraf had not come to the Kingdom to meet exiled former Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif but carefully avoided ruling out such meeting. The US diplomats claimed that during the meeting the Saudi ambassador boldly asserted that, We in Saudi Arabia are not observers in Pakistan, we are participants. Al-Jubeir is a senior royal advisor who has worked for King Abdullah almost a decade. He (Al-Jubeir) asserted that the Saudi government had offered Sharif a pledge of protection and asylum in the Kingdom after his ouster by Musharraf in return for a promise that he would refrain from political activity for ten years, Gfoeller said in the cable. The US diplomat also reported to Washington that the Saudi ambassador maintained that Sharif instead of sticking to his promise began attempting to test the limits of this promise five or six years in his exile. Sharif broke his promise by conducting political activity while in the Kingdom, Al-Jubeir reportedly charged. Al-Jubeir also supposedly told the US officials that when the Saudi government had permitted Sharif to travel to London, he first promised the Saudis not to engage in political activity or return to Pakistan, but he then flew to Pakistan from London in a direct violation of his commitment. Expressing 'disappointment with Sharif, the Saudi government 'worked directly with Musharraf to have Sharif arrested on his return to Pakistan and immediately deported to the Kingdom, according to the ambassador. In the document, US officials claimed that Al-Jubeir stated the terms of Sharifs asylum agreement that the Kingdom would seek to control Sharifs movements in the future, even suggesting that he would be kept in a state only a little less severe than house arrest. Al-Jubeir added that he sees neither Sharif nor former Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto as a viable replacement for Musharraf. 'With all his flaws, he said of Musharraf, 'he is the only person that you or we have to work with now, Gfoeller reported back to Washington. According to a leak, Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani told US Senator John Kerry during a meeting earlier this year that India needs to decrease its footprint in Afghanistan and stop interfering in Balochistan in order to gain Pakistans trust. During a February 16 meeting with Senator John Kerry, Prime Minister Gilani spoke at length about the state of Indo-Pakistan relationship. Gilani indicated that the GOP was willing to resume talks with Indian government, and pointed to upcoming meetings between India and Pakistans Foreign Secretaries as evidence of such, said a cable, which was classified as confidential. Gilani said Pakistan and India had also resumed back channel discussions, and that improving bilateral relations with India was in Pakistans best interest as it would enable the GOP to focus all of its attention on securing its western border. Gilani, however, noted that in order to gain public support for this process, the US had to treat India and Pakistan equally. He added India would need to gain Pakistans trust and indicated that reducing Indian footprint in Afghanistan and halting Indian support of militants in Balochistan would be steps in the right direction, revealed the cable. Kerry told Gilani that upcoming meeting between Indian and Pakistani Foreign Secretaries had enormous potential, and urged Pakistan government not to allow pressure from the local media and the masses to derail these efforts. Kerry argued that dialogue with India was an opportunity to create new security arrangements that could change the regional dynamic. While assuring Gilani that the effort would not be US-driven, Kerry indicated that USG was open to idea of serving as a mediator to help facilitate resumption of Pakistan-India Composite Dialogue, leaked cable said. Senator said following recent bombing in Pune, India was focused on counter-terrorism and suggested Pakistan government present Indian government with its plan to tackle terrorism. He (Kerry) said this would be a clear 'confidence builder that would make India more willing to move forward in talks about Kashmir and water disputes, said the cable. He also suggested that Pakistan and India sign a non-aggression pact, and added that the US and other countries of goodwill would be prepared to help in any way possible. Gilani agreed to present Kerrys proposal to GOP leadership. He was amenable to the idea of a rapprochement in India-Pakistan relation, but expressed concern that public would not support the idea. Kerry said that in order to gain public support for this initiative, the GOP needed to clearly outline long-term economic benefits of improved bilateral relations, such as improvements in social development and increased investments and trade, to Pakistani people, leaked cable added. According to another cable, the US had told Pakistan that it needs to put into place a new security arrangement with India as a pre-condition for a much-sought civilian nuclear deal with Washington. Powerful Senator and foreign policy czar John Kerry told President Zardari in a meeting in Islamabad on February 16, 2010, that besides a security arrangement with India, the stability of Pakistans democratic institutions would also be a determining factor for US to consider a bilateral nuclear deal agreement on the lines of one with India. Pakistans ability to reach a new security arrangement with India and the increased strength of Pakistans democratic institutions would be necessary conditions for the US to consider civilian nuclear assistance to Pakistan, he told Zardari. During the meeting, Kerry also said that the lingering AQ Khan network remained an albatross around Pakistans neck, the cable said. When Kerry asked Zardari what effect Obamas announcement of a US drawdown date had had on the possibility of success in Afghanistan, he answered that it had given a boost to those fighting against the US, but that they live in illusion. Zardari doubted that the US would actually leave Afghanistan in two and a half years, adding that 'no one can afford that, it said. Kerry, Chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, asked if dialogue with the Taliban was possible to which Zardari gave a qualified 'yes. In specific regions, like Quetta, dialogue might be possible, but on a larger scale it was not, he said. According to the cable, Kerry warned Zardari, that his ability to push for a liberalised trade agreement between Pakistan and the US was directly tied to Pakistans democratic stability and continued cooperation in supporting Afghanistan and defeating terrorists. Kerry said that Pakistan also needed to create trade agreements with its neighbours, which would let the Pakistani public know that the GOP was committed to real economic improvement, it said. Pakistans Army Chief General Ashfaq Parvez Kayani told a top American diplomat that his establishment wanted resumption of back-channel talks with India, but President Asif Ali Zardari is against it. Kayani told this to the then US Ambassador Anne Patterson during a two-hour meeting in October 2009. During the meeting, Patterson asked Kayani about the likelihood for restarting the back-channel talks with India, noting that the US had received a good readout from former foreign minister Kasuri, who was enthusiastic about the appointment of former foreign secretary Riaz Khan as the back-channel negotiator. ISI Chief Ahmed Shuja Pasha also attended the meeting. Kayani said that Ambassador should talk to Zardari about restarting the back-channel where it 'left off. He was not sure that Zardari was quite willing to wade into these political waters yet, the cable said. Kayani and Pasha both said that they wanted this channel to succeed, and Kayani expressed his confidence in Riaz Khans integrity and intelligence, the cable said. Kayani said the military was going to move into Waziristan in two-four weeks, although President Zardari had wanted him to delay. He had met with PML-N Chief Minister of Punjab Shahbaz Sharif and with PML-N opposition leader Chaudrey Nisar to obtain their support for the Waziristan operation, not for political reasons, the cable said. Kayani went over some of the discussion he had had with General McChrystal about counter-insurgency but said that the most important issue in Afghanistan was the perception that the US was winning. There was no chance for reintegration or reconciliation unless this took place, it said. The new secret diplomatic cables also revealed that United States was not happy with Indias response to Pakistan over 2001 Parliament attack. The 3,038 cables sent from the US embassy in New Delhi to Washington have exposed that India was not willing to attack Pakistan even after 2008 Mumbai attacks. The cables sent from US embassy said that India commenced 'Cold Start, a military doctrine developed by Armed Forces, which involves joint operations between Army, Navy and Air Force, after 2001 Parliament attack but the Army was not able to execute it properly. The cables sent by US ambassador to India Timothy Roemor on Feb 16, 2010 said that, Indian forces could have significant problems consolidating initial gains due to logistical difficulties and slow reinforcement. US cables also expressed that India always worried about the nuclear weapons of Pakistan. Even though India never confirmed about Cold Start doctrine, US officials described it as, In order to avoid the Indian Armys slow and lumbering military mobilisation process and preserve the element of surprise in attack, Cold Start attacks could begin within 72 hours after the attack order has been given. The cables also added that Pakistan was not worried at all about Indias Cold Start doctrine. Another cable reveals that China last year warned a senior US diplomat against the move aimed at adding more permanent members on the UN Security Council because it would considerably weaken the clout of its five veto-wielding members. An unnamed Chinese official also told the United States that it would be difficult for the Chinese public to accept its own regional rival, Japan, as a permanent member of the 15-member body. The official urged the US Charge dAffaires in Beijing, Dan Piccuta, not to be proactive in promoting the expansion of the Security Council, saying the development was not good for the councils five permanent members - the United States, Britain, China, France and Russia. The P-5 (Permanent five) 'club should not be 'diluted, the Chinese official is quoted as telling his American counterpart. If we end up with a 'P-10, both China and the United States 'would be in trouble. But China has consistently called for expansion in the Security Councils non-permanent category. The April 2009 Sino-US meeting in Beijing came as the so-called Group of Four powers - India, Brazil, Germany and Japan - were pressing aggressively for a vote in the UN General Assembly on a revision of the UN Charter that would allow for the expansion of the Security Council. The initiative unraveled in the face of intense opposition from the Group of 4s regional competitors and a demand by African countries that they be given at least two permanent seats with veto power. Piccuta replied that the United States still had no position on which countries should gain admittance into the council, but said, It was hard to envision any expansion of the council that did not include Japan, which was the second largest contributor to the UN budget. The Obama administration has since thrown its support behind Indias bid for a Security Council seat, but has shown little inclination to press for the councils enlargement for the time being. Piccuta also cautioned China that the UNs five big powers should allow other member states to state their positions on an expanded council freely and openly without undue P-5 influence. The discussion on the Security Council was part of a broader policy discussion that touched on trade and military disputes between the two powers. Online adds: WikiLeaks quoting former US Ambassador to Pakistan Anne W. Patterson has claimed that Pakistani Army chief General Ashfaq Pervez Kayani said if he wished to take over the government, he would have done so during lawyers long march. It was also asserted that General Kayani advised President Zardari to commence backdoor diplomacy with India. As per WikiLeaks, General Kayani told this during his meeting with Anne W. Patterson on October 7, 2009. ISI Chief General Ahmed Shuja Pasha also accompanied General Kayani in this meeting. During this meeting, Kayani told former US Ambassador that he didnt wish to take over the govt. Kayani also told Ms. Patterson that Pakistan Army was ready for assault in Waziristan, but President Asif Ali Zardari wanted to wait till spring ends. It was also told to President Zardari by COAS to initiate backdoor diplomacy with India, and for this, name of ex-Foreign Secretary Riaz Ahmed Khan was recommended. Monitoring Desk adds: PML-Q leader Chaudhry Shujaat Hussain Thursday confirmed the details revealed in the recent WikiLeaks revelation that President Asif Zardari had offered his party to join hands with the PPP, a private TV channel reported. We were offered the chairmanship of Senate and coalition government with the PPP in Punjab, Shujaat said. When Zardari failed to cool down Sharif brothers over judges restoration issue in March 2009, he looked towards the PML-Q, the WikiLeaks disclosed. Zardari had floated a couple of offers to the PML-Q leadership. Shujaat said, We raised the demand for a complete package. But the offer could not be executed, as the PML-Qs demand was not fulfilled, he added. However, Shujaat refused disclosing the other points of the said package.