ISLAMABAD - The Pakistan Economy Watch (PEW) on Tuesday said any action against Haqqani network on the behest of America will weaken Pakistan.

This is a conspiracy aimed at turning different Afghan Taliban factions against Pakistan, it said. Pakistan will lose goodwill among Afghan Taliban as well as ability to negotiate a deal if it took action against friendly Taliban groups, said Dr. Murtaza Mughal, President PEW.

He said that Haqqani network is not as deadly as painted by US and NATO as its capability to conduct action is limited to three provinces.

Dr. Murtaza Mughal said US has been asking Pakistan Army should launch attack against Haqqani's sanctuaries but it would not seal border or use drones. Why Islamabad should take action against groups that have never launched any attack on Pakistan, he asked.

He said that Islamabad should take decisions in its own interest rejecting US pressure, adding, that any wrong move can turn Afghan Taliban into our enemies which will hurt the country for decades even after last American leaves the region. Dr. Murtaza Mughal said that any action in Balochistan will strengthen the country while the outcome of action in North Waziristan will not be very different from earlier operations conducted in FATA.

He said that we are proud of services and sacrifices of ISI without which Pakistan cannot remain a stable and sovereign country.