ISLAMABAD - Pakistani diplomats have suggested seeking written pacts with the US and keeping Nato supplies blocked till rendering of an official apology as well as security assurances, as Prime Minister Gilani declared protection of countrys sovereignty as the baseline of countrys foreign policy. The diplomats serving in some 15 countries and being led at the Envoys Conference by Pakistans Ambassador-designate to the US Sherry Rehman, suggested transition in the terms of engagement with US from verbal communications to written agreements and continuing with Nato supplies blockade till a workable policy is evaluated to this effect. The concluding session of the two-day moot laid down a tentative roadmap for reviewing Pak-US strategic cooperation, to be put forth to the government for policy formulation at decision-making level. Three major decisions believed to have arrived at during the conference envisage a restricted or curtailed response in the backdrop of prevailing hostility with the US, resumption of Nato (North Atlantic Treaty Organisation) supplies only after receiving adequate assurances and assuring harmony of interests between political, military and diplomatic leadership. Recommending to discard old rules of the game governing Pak-US relationship particularly those concerning war on terror the diplomats advised setting up an official framework for giving land route to the Afghanistan-bound Nato containers and oil tankers, only after the fulfilment of certain conditions set forth by Pakistan after last months attack. This entailed monitoring the containers, tankers movement through a formal and well-enforced agreement, imposition of heavy taxes including customs, levies and import duties on Nato consignments and introduction of strict criteria for customs clearance once these shipments get landed at Karachi Port via sea route from Dubai. The related proposed measures include continuing with the blockade of Nato supplies till an official apology, following written assurances, is rendered by the US and Nato. The diplomats meeting also recommended bringing at par Pakistans political, diplomatic and military interests. Its important that Pakistans pursuit of strategic endeavours is not to collide at any point at political, diplomatic and military levels. National consensus is the key to reflecting a nationalistic agenda in our foreign policy, an additional secretary at Ministry of Foreign Affairs told this scribe. Following detailed presentations from diplomats a day earlier, the draft committee, headed by Sherry Rehman on Tuesday, was reportedly unanimous in recommending Pakistan to stay firm in its principled stance over its ongoing row with the US and Nato but this hostility was not to be aggravated to the breakeven point or point of no return. We dont want to sabotage our ties with the US but we are not ready to back off until and unless given appropriate assurances. A curtailed, restricted or calculated response, as you may call it, is what weve suggested. Pakistan does not want the tensions to touch the boiling point but we cling tight to our stance, said an ambassador appointed in an Eastern European state. The envoys moot, according to the diplomat, is synthesis of ideas, proposals and guidelines, conceived at All-Party Conference (APC) on Pak-US ties and Defence Committee of the Cabinet (DCC). According to diplomats, the conference was a symbolic reflection of national unity transpired at diplomatic level. Previously, Pakistans military gave several briefings to parliamentary panels and politicians to exert unanimity in Pakistans political and military interests. Being the government officers in grade 20, 21, the Pakistani ambassadors appointed in foreign countries are not directly involved in foreign policy formulation process, their input at respective levels counts albeit. Officials at MOFA say that conduct of the conference does not envisage an instant change at policy level but throws a strong message in international circles where it matters. Its up to the elected leadership to get our recommendations come into effect but this event has its own importance. In any crises like situation, you need to show rest of the world that your diplomats, soldiers, elected representatives and public are on same page. And for doing that, youve to go about in a big way, The Nation was told. The diplomats claim, if their recommendations are to be followed in letter and spirit, Pakistan would get a smooth sailing in revamping its existing foreign policy on the US. Addressing the concluding session of the Envoys Conference, Prime Minister Syed Yusuf Raza Gilani on Tuesday assured the envoys that their conclusions and recommendations will receive close attention of the government and appreciated the foreign minister for this timely and important initiative. The prime minister made it loud and clear that under no circumstances, Pakistan could accept flagrant transgression of its territorial frontiers and this remained the baseline of countrys foreign policy to uphold the sovereignty, dignity and national honour. He said the aerial attacks on Pakistans Army border-posts constituted a huge setback to the prospects of much-needed cooperation between all important stakeholders. He asked Nato to answers to disturbing questions about its airstrikes, which had killed 24 soldiers. Our cooperation with the allies was based on respect for Pakistans sovereignty and territorial integrity. Under no circumstances, could we accept flagrant transgression of our territorial frontiers, the he said. This remains our baseline and there can be no compromise on sovereignty, dignity and national honour, Gilani said. He said the National Security Committee of the parliament has been mandated to undertake a detailed study of the attacks and to make recommendations on the terms of our cooperation with US/Nato/Isaf. These will be considered at the joint sitting of the parliament. About the closure of Nato/Isaf logistic supply lines, vacation of Shamsi Airbase and boycott of the Bonn Conference, he said: We have been compelled to take these steps to safeguard Pakistans interests Pakistan, as a responsible state, will do whatever the Pakistan can for stability and peace of the region. But we will never allow anyone to undermine our legitimate interests. About Afghanistan, the prime minister said the satisfactory resolution of the issues relating to Afghanistan poses daunting challenge not only to the region but to the international community as a whole, he said. He stressed that all efforts should be directed to promoting durable stability and peace in Afghanistan and all principal stakeholders must be on the same page. We have continued to seek clarity and advocated the need for coherence, coordination and cooperation, Gilani said. He said it has been Pakistans consistent effort to reach out to immediate and far neighbours and, in fact, all members of the international community to develop the best of relations. Sovereign equality, mutual respect and mutually beneficial cooperation have been the hallmarks of this approach. Earlier, Foreign Minister Hina Rabbani Khar threw light on the deliberations at the conference that included evaluation of the regional situation and implications for Pakistan, identification of core foreign policy objectives, and review of the terms of cooperation between Pakistan and US, Nato and Isaf. Sherry Rehman, Ambassador-designate to the US, presented the recommendations made by the Envoys Conference to the prime minister. She said that the envoys of Pakistan from selected capitals evaluated important aspects of Pakistans foreign policy. The Envoys Conference reaffirmed that Pakistans external relations continue to be based on the principles of respect for sovereignty, independence and territorial integrity in accordance with international law as enshrined in the UN Charter.