ISLAMABAD - Pakistan on Thursday denounced a statement by the US military chief on cross-border attacks against the militants and said that only Pakistani troops could take action against the terrorists on Pakistani side of the shared frontier with Afghanistan.  "Pakistan wants to clarify that on its side of the border along Afghanistan, it is the Pakistani troops who have the sole responsibility to take action against the terrorists," said the Foreign Office spokesman Muhammad Sadiq while addressing his weekly press briefing.  He was asked to comment on the statement by the US Joint Chiefs of Staff Chairman Admiral Mike Mullen in which he had claimed the other day that the United States had the right to take military action in Pakistan or Afghanistan without prior information, if it got reliable and concrete intelligence about the presence of top leadership of Taliban and Al-Qaeda, including Osama Bin Laden. "The US army can take whatever action they want against terrorists on the Afghan side, but on the Pakistani side, our troops have the sole responsibility to take action," he said. He also referred to the statement by Assistant Secretary of State Richard Boucher at a press conference here on Wednesday in which he had made it clear that that it was the responsibility of Pakistani troops to take action against terrorists inside Pakistan.     To another query, Sadiq said that Pakistan nuclear assets were well protected and it had adopted international safety standards for the purpose. "No government of the world has told Pakistan that its nuclear weapons are unsafe," he said. He also said that the nuclear technology was a serious business and production of nuclear arsenal was a threat to the humanity. "There has been propaganda by a lobby against Pakistan's nuclear assets," he said. Answering a question, Sadiq said, "Joint investigations are underway into NATO air-strike on a Pakistani post and we hope that the two sides will be able to work out a better mechanism to avoid recurrence of such incidents in future," he said. He said the Afghan government must share the information relating to its nationals beheaded in Bajaur Agency by militants.  "Pakistan has asked the Afghan government to provide names, passport numbers, visa particulars and the purpose for which the two Afghan were visiting Bajaur Agency," he said. He said that information would be very useful in the conduct of an inquiry. "The information is awaited from the Afghan government," he added. He said the Afghan government had asked for an inquiry into the unfortunate incident of beheading of two persons, who according to media reports were Afghan nationals, and bring the culprits to book for the heinous crime.  Earlier, in his opening statement, Sadiq said the Prime Minister Syed Yousuf Raza Gilani would meet President George Bush on July 28 at the White House to discuss broad range of issues covering Pak-US relations and other matters of mutual interest. "The Prime Minister, who will be visiting United States at the invitation of the US President, looks forward to his talks with George Bush on various issues," he said.  He said Prime Minister Gilani would hold talks with President Bush on a broad range of issues covering Pak-US bilateral relations as well as regional and international matters of common interests. He said during the visit, Prime Minister would also have interaction with members of the US Congress, businessmen, media, and the Pakistani American community.  The spokesman said other details of the programme for Prime Minister to Washington were being finalized. He said Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi would also visit New York on 8th of this month for consultations with the UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and Permanent Representatives of the Security Council members regarding Pakistan's request for an international probe into assassination of Benazir Bhutto.  "The request for an inquiry has already been submitted by Pakistan and is being reviewed by the UN office of legal affairs," he said. "The Foreign Minister will also address a UN Security Council meeting on Afghanistan on 9th of this month," he said. He said that Foreign Secretary Salman Bashir would visit New Delhi to kickstart 5th round of the Composite Dialogue with his Indian counterpart on 21st and 22nd of July.  He said, "The two sides will exchange views on all the eight components of the Composite Dialogue and will also work out schedule of meetings for the year."  He said in pursuance of the decision of the Judicial Committee on Prisoners, Pakistan had provided list of prisoners to India by July 1, but Indian External Affairs Ministry had conveyed that it was still awaiting input from the concerned offices to finalize list of Pakistani prisoners in Indian jails.