PESHAWAR (Online) Corps Commander Peshawar Lt-Gen Asif Yasin Malik, given a task to clear out a strategic area along his countrys border with Afghanistan says his troops are engaged in active action in the region, and Pakistan alone should not be blamed for cross-border militancy. Lt-Gen Asif Yasin Malik, who commands Pakistans Eleventh Corps, said in an interview that perceptions his troops cannot enter North Waziristan are incorrect. 'Were already there, he said. 'I have five brigades over there - about 20,000-25,000 troops, he added. Malik says he is losing men in the area, killing insurgents and terrorists. 'As a military commander, let me assure you, I have no orders to spare anybody and I dont spare anybody, he said. But when asked if his troops are specifically targeting the Haqqani network, Malik said: 'We dont specifically target anybody. You see, theres no such thing as a good terrorist and a bad terrorist. 'Anybody who challenges the writ of the State, or who is working against the interest of Pakistan, we target them, he said. Malik never quite says he is or is not targeting the Haqqani network. 'I dont give names to the terrorists, you know, he said. 'I dont differentiate. My issue is I ask questions later, I shoot first. ... We target them very, very indiscriminate, if I may say so, he added. The US military speaks highly of Malik, whose troops have coordinated with the US on many missions. But when reporters asked last week if Malik planned a full-scale offensive in North Waziristan soon, he said no. A US official believes Pakistan has a 'tacit agreement not to attack the Haqqanis, at least for now. Malik also says the issue of movement across the porous Afghan-Pakistan border has to be understood historically. 'This crossing has always been there for centuries, you know, he stated. Now imagine a person who is not carrying a weapon. He just walks across the border. How would you or anybody know that hes a terrorist?, he said. 'He goes behind a bush and picks up a Kalashnikov and he becomes a terrorist. And to add to it, Kalashnikov is part of the body here. It is the third arm of the people, he added. He stated that the blame for such cross-border crossings shouldnt lie with Pakistan alone. 'We have suggested number of measures to the Afghan government and to the coalition, he said. 'We have suggested mining. We have suggested fencing. We have suggested biometrically controlled crossing points. All have been denied by the Afghan govt, he added.