ISLAMABAD - Vehemently rejecting the critical US report, Pakistan on Thursday said it would not be held accountable for US-led failures in Afghanistan. I would like to emphatically state that we do not share the US assessment, Foreign Ministry spokesperson Tehmina Janjua said in response to a question on the White House report during the weekly briefing. The references to Pakistan are unwarranted, she said. Pakistan does not subscribe to the notion of Af-Pak. This has been abundantly made clear to the US on a number of occasions, she said, adding that Pakistan has its own assessment of the strengths and weakness of the strategy and approach being followed by US/ISAF vis-a-vis counter-terrorism and on issues of peace and security in Afghanistan. She said the Pakistani nation, its government, its security and armed forces have done much more than any single country to deal with the issues of terrorism. Pakistan has a clear strategy in dealing with this and other issues, and solely be guided by its own national interest, she added. The spokesperson emphasised the need for developing clarity and strategic coherence between all those who are involved in issues relating to Afghanistan. There is undoubtedly recognition of the need for genuine and honest engagement between Afghanistan, Pakistan and the US to overcome what are perceived to be common challenges and shared goals. Pakistan will be engaging with the US on these matters, she added. As regards the current status of Pakistan-US bilateral relations, she said both Pakistan and the US, and in the case of the US, President Obama himself has underscored that our relations are based on mutual respect, mutual interest and mutual trust. We believe that relations between Pakistan and the US, or between any other two countries should be based on principles. We are building our bilateral relations with the US on the principles of equality, respect, partnership, mutual interest and mutual trust. And Pakistans national interest would always remain foremost, she added. She said Islamabad underscores the importance of engagement between Pakistan, Afghanistan and the United States so that they are on the same page to ensure peace and stability in Afghanistan. Conversations are going on between Pakistan the United States with regards to discussions to take place in the context of the bilateral and the trilateral engagement. Details have not been yet worked out, she added. In response to a question about visas extension to the US military personnel staff deployed in the US Embassy in Islamabad, she said there are ongoing discussions between Pakistan the embassy regarding certain administrative issues relating to visas. We should not give too much attention to media reports on the matter, she added. Rejecting the impression of foreign policy failure on water issues with India and also in allowing the Indian side to build an iron fence along the Line of Control (LoC), she said, Issues relating to water are dealt by the Indus Water Commissioner and the Ministry of Water and Power. Asked about Indian Foreign Secretary Nirupama Raos indication to send cricket team to Pakistan, she said any sporting event between two countries is welcome. On the question of Afghanistans access to India via the Wagha border, she said this has been adequately addressed in APTTA, adding, Pakistan was open to talks on any particular issue. Answering a question on the Pakistanis in Bahrain, she said some Pakistanis were caught in the initial period of violence leading to some injuries and the deaths of five of them. We conveyed our extreme concern on the safety of Pakistanis to the Bahraini government, she said. She termed reports claiming possible presence of Chinese soldiers along the Pakistan-India Line of Control as totally baseless. She said that the commerce secretaries of the two countries will meet in Islamabad on April 27-28, while dates for the meeting on Sir Creek and Siachen were expected to be finalised shortly. Sir Creek will be addressed by the concerned additional secretary/surveyor generals while defence secretaries of the two countries would discuss Siachen, she added. Earlier in her opening remarks, she welcomed British Prime Minister David Camerons affirmation of building strong, long-term relations and unbreakable partnership with Pakistan. Both Pakistan and the United Kingdom affirmed their commitment to support the process that will bring stability and peace to Afghanistan, she said. She also reiterated Pakistans desire to play a constructive role to promote regional peace and security, including in South Asia, adding that the resumption of the dialogue process, especially the meeting of Prime Minister Gilani and Prime Minister Singh at Mohali has contributed immensely in carrying the process forward in a meaningful manner. The spokesperson also said President Asif Ali Zardari would pay an official visit to Turkey from April 12-14. She pointed out that in addition to bilateral issues with economy and trade on top of them, the recent developments in North Africa, the Middle East and Gulf are also expected to figure up in consultations at the summit level.