Despite British Foreign Secretary David Miliband clearly declaring the UK support for the reconciliation process with the FATA militants, there is no letup in the pouring reports about the US plan to launch unilateral attacks from across the border, taking the plea that al-Qaeda and Taliban leadership is hiding in Pakistan and planning another 9/11-like attack on the US. This warning has come from no less a persons than US President Bush, CIA chief Michael Hayden, FBI Director Robert Mueller, Chairman of the US Joint Chiefs of Staff Mike Mullen and US military commanders operating in Afghanistan. According to The New York Times, the Bush administration's permission has been sought to attack Pakistani militants hiding in the tribal areas but so far, the administration officials have denied it because of diplomatic considerations. It seems the US government is in a haste to launch an attack before Mr Bush ends his tenure. The newly elected Pakistan government has already declared that the country would tackle the threat its own way so it is advisable for the US to eschew the path of unilateral attack on Pakistan. -ESCHMALL SARDAR, Peshawar, via e-mail, April 24.