ISLAMABAD While the American 'do more mantra clearly implies a demand for extension of army operations across Pakistans tribal region bordering Afghanistan, the PPPs coalition partner ANP has conveyed reservations against such designs to President Asif Ali Zardari, TheNation has learnt. According to well-placed sources, the ANP has told the President hat it was time for political reconciliation across the troubled areas rather than extension of army operations beyond South Waziristan Agency. On the other hand, the Americans are telling the President that it was time for logical payback of the US financial assistance (yet to come) under the KLB Act, the sources added. Therefore, the sources observed, the PPPs fragile ruling coalition is facing another task to reckon. It appears that the Government was again in a fix between keeping both, the master ally (the US) and the critical partner in government (the ANP), the sources added. Thus, the sources described the PPP government between the devil and deep blue sea over the issue of fighting militancy. According to the sources, the NWFP government on behalf of the ANP has informed the President that it is not advisable to open any more fronts in the face of wave of retaliatory suicide bombings in the wake of Operation Rah-e-Nijat and the ongoing rehabilitation activities in Malakand and Swat. The sources informed this scribe that these concerns of the NWFP government over furthering the army operation were conveyed during a meeting between the Chief Minister of NWFP Ameer Haider Khan Hoti and the President here on Friday. Key party leaders of the ANP including Senators Haji Adeel and Afrasiab Khan Khatak accompanied the Chief Minister during his meeting with the President. An official handout released by the Presidency stated, Matters relating to drive against militants and rehabilitation of displaced persons were discussed along with law and order situation and development projects in the province. According to the release, the President said that heinous incidents such as bomb blasts across the country by the militants would never shake our resolve to pursue the fight to its logical end. The operation against militancy would continue till the complete elimination of this menace, the President said. The President also paid high tributes to the people of NWFP for the huge sacrifices made in the drive against terrorism. The Chief Minister briefed the President about the various steps being taken by the provincial government to maintain law and order in the province, the handout stated.