ISLAMABAD Pakistan has once again reiterated its demand of transference of drone technology and asked US to help her in rehabilitation activities in conflict zone. President Asif Ali Zardari and Prime Minister Syed Yousuf Raza Gilani conveyed this to US Director National intelligence Admiral (Retd) Dennis C Blair when he separately called on both of them here on Tuesday. Dennis C Blair is currently on a three-day visit to Pakistan and according to well-placed and highly informed sources, he has come with a special message from Obama administration to convince Pakistani authorities to help US in paving way for a dignified departure from Afghanistan. On return, Dennis will place a comprehensive assessment report to the Obama administration, through which Washington would sort out consensus from top US commanders and diplomats in Pakistan and Afghanistan on initiating post-retrieval strategy, strengthening Pak-US strategic dialogue and prospects of talks with Taliban, the sources informed. According to sources, President Zardari asked the visiting dignitary to convey to the Obama administration for provision of drone technology to Pakistan so that Pakistani security forces might use it effectively against militants. Both the President and Prime Minister raised Pakistans concern on the US enhanced security screening law. They asked US Intelligence Director to play his role in convincing Obama administration to revive screening policy for Pakistanis. Apart from this, review of US Afghan policy and spillover effects of US troop surge remained the main focus of the meetings. According to foreign policy experts, US internal debate and sharing prospects with Pak-Afghan governments would help carve out another major review on Afghan policy, which would be announced in December. They opined, Dennis will also take views of Pakistani leadership on US retrieval strategy from Afghanistan in July 2011 and transferring powers to Afghan authorities. According to a press note released from Prime Minister House on Tuesday, Prime Minister Syed Yousuf Raza Gilani termed immediate development of the areas cleared from the militants as crucial to retain the national consensus and public support in sustaining the campaign against terror. The Prime Minister underscored the need for concrete and visible signs of implementation on the commitments in sectors already identified. He underlined significance of increased market access for Pakistani exporters through sustaining trade agreement and by granting Pakistan textile product special dispensation to help generate new jobs for the people, press note said, quoting Prime Minister. It was further said the Prime Minister also highlighted the need of honouring the pledges made in Tokyo last year to accelerate the pace of rebuilding and development of Swat, Malakand, and FATA regions. He expressed the hope that US would fast track the projects being undertaken in the energy sector of Pakistan to ease the power shortage in the country, directly impacting the economy. Referring to Afghan President Karzais recent visit to Pakistan, the Prime Minister said that peace and stability in Afghanistan were intrinsically linked to peace in Pakistan and hence his government would fully support Afghan Governments strategy for reconciliation. He, however, said that greater coordination in these efforts was a prerequisite for the success of the strategy. The Prime Minister also stated that Pakistan would like to have better relations with India by addressing the core issues between the two countries in the interest of bringing the war against terror to its logical end. He desired that both sides should adopt realistic approach in the next termed dialogue to achieve the desired results. He agreed that last three rounds of strategic dialogue had not helped much in addressing the crucial issues and it was time that both sides proceeded with the dialogue aiming at achieving concrete results. APP adds: President Zardari called upon the US to assist Pakistan in civilian nuclear technology to help the country overcome the energy crisis and bridge the trust deficit between the two countries. He was talking to Director US National Intelligence Dennis C Blair who called on him at the Presidency. National Intelligence Officer for South Asia National Intelligence Council Neil H Joeck, US Ambassador Anne W Patterson and Jonathan D Bank, Regional Affairs Counsellor, were also present during the meeting. The Pakistani side included Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi, Interior Minister Rehman Malik, Director General ISI Lt Gen Ahmad Shuja Pasha, Secretary General to the President Salman Faruqui, Senator Sughra Imam and senior officials. Briefing the media, Presidential Spokesman Farhatullah Babar said the President emphasised the need to provide civilian nuclear technology, saying it would go a long way in addressing misperceptions about the US in Pakistan. The drone attacks on Pakistans soil, the President said, not only infringed upon national sovereignty but also undermined the national consensus against the war on militancy, Babar informed. President Zardari also expressed reservations over the new screening regime for Pakistani nationals and demanded a review, as it had created resentment in the country and led to doubts and misgivings among the people of Pakistan. He also emphasised the need to expedite Reconstruction and Opportunity Zones (ROZs) legislation in order to give local people hope for the better through creation of job and other economic opportunities. We need to create opportunities for the people to prevent them falling in trap of the militants, Zardari stressed. He said Pakistan had suffered a huge loss of over 35 billion dollars during the last eight years as a result of the fight against militancy in addition to the colossal and un-quantifiable cost in terms of social and human losses, but with their limited resources the security forces had achieved remarkable success against militants. Babar said the President also stressed the need for working on counterterrorism strategy within the agreed parameters and creating an effective intelligence sharing mechanism between the two countries. President Zardari, during the meeting, also called upon the US to strengthen and enhance counterterrorism capabilities of the Pak security apparatus through provision of timely assistance and necessary tools and equipment. Discussing the regional situation, he said Pakistan had legitimate interests in promoting peace and stability in Afghanistan and welcomed international assistance for this cause. Dennis Blair appreciated the Pakistan government and its security forces for their struggle against militancy and reiterated the US administrations commitment to work closely with the government of Pakistan.