Afghan President Hamid Karzai has said that if Pakistan cannot control terrorists' activities in its areas, it should confess its inability and call for international help in this connection just as Afghanistan did, reported a private TV channel quoting its sources. He reiterated his threat to launch "cross-border attacks' inside Pakistan against militants, insisting his statement was not directed against Pakistan but against existing situation which was unacceptable. "I am very serious about my statement. When people like Baitullah Mehsood and (Maulana) Fazlullah living in Pakistan make statements and plan to kill Afghans, what would you expect from Afghan government," he told a group of visiting Pakistani journalists in Kabul Monday. Afghan President however said," I have great respect for elected government of Pakistan as well as that in NWFP, but Afghans have right to defend themselves.'' He said "Baitullah Mehsood and Fazlullah must pay for their crimes. I pledge my complete support to the government of Pakistan in bringing them to justice." He expressed concern and reservations about peace deal with Baitullah Mehsood and Maulana Fazlullah and said, "How can you talk with some one who is responsible for the murder of the greatest woman politician of Muslim world.''       Pointing out that Pakistan government had blamed Mehsood for killing Benazir Bhutto, Karzai said this why he is asking for clarity about negotiating with such elements. "Mehsood and Fazlullah are the killers of Pakistanis and Afghans alike. How can you deal with such persons?" he raised a question. He said his government would have no objection if Pakistan government held talks with and even pardoned those who were what he called "misguided or misinformed." However, he opposed any talks with those who are "responsible for promoting the ideology of hate and death."   Karzai felt Afghanistan and Pakistan should join hands against terrorism. "It is possible to control terrorism if two countries join hands. There exists lack of trust and perceived commonality of interest on war against terror.'' He called for revival of Peace Jirga, which according to him had been delayed by Pakistan side. About suicide bombings, he termed it an aggression against God. It is our responsibility to stop terrorism.''            Afghan President expressed complete support for and confidence in Awami National Party (ANP of Pakistan) and said this party could not work against the interests of people of NWFP. Shaiq Hussain from Islamabad adds: Pakistan on Monday summoned Afghanistan's ambassador to Foreign Office to lodge a strong protest over President Hamid Karzai's threat of sending troops across the border to hunt Taliban insurgents. "The Afghan ambassador was summoned to Foreign Office and a strong protest was lodged over President Karzai's statement," said Foreign Office's spokesman Mohammad Sadiq. The spokesman did not give further details of the meeting but another official requesting anonymity said that Additional Secretary Khalid Khattak received Ambassador Muhammad Anwar Anwarzai. "It was explained to the Afghan envoy how adverse could be the impact of President Karzai's statement on the relations between Islamabad and Kabul," the official said adding that the ambassador was also told that the statement was also negation of agreement between the neighboring states not to indulge in blame game. President Karzai, in his toughest remarks yet on curbing militancy along the Pak-Afghan border, said Afghanistan "has the right to destroy terrorist nests on the other side of the border in self-defense." He also said that Afghan forces would target Taliban leaders Mullah Omar and Baitullah Mehsud in Pakistan. Meanwhile, in his response to the question regarding President Karzai's statement Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi said, "It is regrettable that such a statement was made at a time when the two sides had agreed to close the ranks in the fight against terrorism." "Here, I would also like to make it absolutely clear that Pakistan shall defend its territorial sovereignty," he said. "In my view, the only way to win the war against terrorism and extremism is by showing full respect to the territorial sovereignty and non interference in each others internal affairs and since the two countries were faced with a common enemy it was all the more necessary that Afghanistan refrained from making irresponsible threatening statements," the Foreign Minister said.