Islamabad - Pakistan has said it is being treated like a “whipping boy” and has no alliance with the US after Washington suspended security assistance to the country.

“We do not have any alliance” with the US, said Foreign Minister Khawaja Asif in an interview with Geo TV on Friday. “This is not how allies behave.”

Asif said Pakistan has completely destroyed the sanctuaries of the Haqqani network in the country. He said Pakistan had repeatedly been the target of allegations by the United States regarding the presence of the Haqqani network. However, he clarified that his country had never denied the possibility of an ‘unorganised presence’ of the terrorist organisation.

“We do not totally reject that allegation. We say that there is no organised presence [of the Haqqani network] in our country. We have destroyed their entire organised presence, including their sanctuaries, safe havens or areas under their control, either in North Waziristan, South Waziristan, Khyber, or Bajaur agency,” said the foreign minister, inviting US officials to visit the tribal areas themselves. “They should come and visit. We will take them to these areas. We have destroyed (sanctuaries) but the possibility still remains of their unorganised presence.”

Asif, while responding to a question regarding the treatment of the problem, said Afghan refugees should be sent back to Afghanistan and border management is vital as 645 kilometres of border is lying exposed.

The foreign minister also said that the US policy regarding Afghanistan has been inconsistent over the years, with its own ups and downs.

The foreign minister had described Washington in a TV interview the previous day as “a friend who always betrays”.