WASHINGTON - Pakistans Ambassador to the United States Hussain Haqqani, a supporter of the Kerry-Lugar Bill, has said that Parliament in Islamabad will decide the fate of the US measure that earmarks $1.2 billion in non-military aid to the country over the next five years. In an interview with CNN on Sunday, he underscored the sensitivities of the Pakistani people over the bill, and said the military leadership had made it clear that the Parliament was the right forum for a debate on the bill, which is yet to be signed into law by the US president. In the end, the military for the first time is very clear that sovereignty of the Parliament has to be ensured and the correct place for such a debate is the Parliament. Pakistanis are very mindful of sovereignty. We are a very proud nation. And so some of the language in the bill has offended a lot of people because they think it is intrusive, he added in the interview on CNNs GPS programme with Fareed Zakaria. The ambassador was responding to a question about Pakistan militarys expression of 'serious concern over some provisions of the bill with regard to national sovereignty and security. Haqqani said some people in Pakistan belonging to the former government would like to see a confrontation between the civilian and military institutions but the currently the military and civilian institutions respect each other. But I dont think there are going to be any coups in Pakistan. I think the Pakistani military respects the political process and Pakistans elected politicians - President (Asif Ali) Zardari, Prime Minister Gilani and all of their appointees in the government - respect the Pakistani military and respect their opinions. But the decisions are going to be taken by Pakistans Parliament, he added. The envoy also pointed out the example of current debate on differences of opinion between the US political and military leaders in adopting a strategy to address the worsening situation in Afghanistan. Similarly, he said, during the Iraq war a few years back, the then chairman US Joint Chiefs of Staff and the then US secretary of Defence had differences. On US-Pakistan cooperation in the fight against terrorism, Haqqani underscored the need for greater intelligence sharing and building mutual trust. The chairman of the Joint Chiefs, for whom we have tremendous regard in Pakistan, obviously is speaking on the basis of American intelligence. We would really want that intelligence to be shared with us so that we can also work on eliminating Al-Qaeda, he remarked in reply to a question about the US claims that Al-Qaeda militants are mainly hiding in the tribal belt along the Afghan border. In this regard, Haqqani cited success in capture of Al-Qaeda figures from Pakistan when the US and Pakistan shared intelligence in the years immediately after the 9/11 terrorist attacks. We are building that trust. We are working very hard but America also has to be Pakistans partner and give the respect we deserve as partner. Haqqani also called for American enduring engagement for regional stability. The US, he said, cannot afford to repeat what happened in 1989 (When the US left the region in the wake of Soviet withdrawal from Afghanistan). The Pakistani diplomat said, Washington needs to have a plan in which it does not have to stay for very long but at the same time ensure that it leaves the region in better shape in terms of its stability.