NEW YORK - Foreign Minister Hina Rabbani Khar has called for an end to recriminations against Pakistan despite its 'big sacrifices in fighting terrorism, saying the country needs international support in its efforts to root out the menace. We need to be assisted, not recriminated, she said referring to leaked reports in US press questioning Pakistans commitment to go after terrorists. There should be no public recrimination. This must stop, she told reporters. Pakistan is into a relationship of choice with the United States on the basis of mutual interests, she said as she rejected a report that during their Sundays meeting, US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton gave an ultimatum to Islamabad to attack Haqqani group militants. There are some misperceptions about the 3-1/2 hours meeting I had with Secretary Clinton... There were no ultimatums from either side, she said. The relationship between the United States and Pakistan was an important one and no one is a hostage in it, said Khar, who is leading Pakistans delegation to the 66th session of the UN General Assembly. Pakistan is in it by choice, she added. US officials said after Sundays talks that the issue of counterterrorism in general and the Haqqani network in particular were the first and last topics discussed by Mrs Clinton and the Pakistani Foreign Minister. But Khar said the meeting was not unidimensional devoted to a single issue it covered all the issues of interest to Pakistan and the United States. It was intense but very constructive at which both sides had candid discussions on a wide range of issues with a view improving the ties between the two countries. Both the US and Pakistan, she said, understand the need to cooperate and build a partnership. Enumerating Pakistans sacrifices, she pointed out that the country even paid a heavy price for arresting a militant in Quetta recently - al-Qaeda leader Younis al-Mauritania - when 30 people lost their lives in a revenge attack. Pakistan was committed to rooting out terrorism and was fulfilling its obligations in this regard, Khar said. But Pakistan acted in its own national interest, not at the behest of someone. Pakistan also wants peace and stability in Afghanistan and would support any Afghan-led reconciliation process or whatever goal the Afghan people set for themselves. The foreign minister said that stakes were very high in Afghanistan, and Pakistan was aware that it will have to deal with the baggage when the conflict was over. Replying to a question, Khar said during the meetings with her counterparts she has been briefing them about the flood damage in Pakistan and urging for support to the ongoing efforts to provide relief to the five million victims. The foreign minister also held talks with her counterparts from Britain, Italy and Latvia on Monday, calling upon them to step up economic cooperation with Pakistan. Khar met British Foreign Secretary William Hague, Italian Foreign Minister Franco Frattini and Latvian Foreign Minister Urmas Paet on the sidelines of the 66th session of the UN General Assembly. In her meetings, Khar reiterated Pakistans desire to enhance economic cooperation with all three countries at the bilateral level as well as at the level of the European Union. She called on the foreign ministers of Italy and the UK to support Pakistans efforts for greater access to the EU markets. She highlighted Pakistans role in the fight against terrorism and extremism. Pakistan had deployed a large number of troops on its border with Afghanistan. As a result of terrorist acts and Pakistans efforts to root out terrorism, the country had lost 30,000 civilian men, women, and children and more than 5,000 armed forces personnel. Pakistan had paid heavy price for being a frontline state against terrorism. Pakistan was in need of solid and unwavering support of the international community in its fight against terrorism. She stressed that the international community needs to promote economic and social development as part of a holistic approach to curb and eliminate extremism and terrorism. The promotion of socio-economic development in places afflicted by extremism should be a high priority. The foreign ministers of the Britain, Italy and Latvia expressed their profound sympathy and solidarity with the people of Pakistan in the face of the recent devastating floods and expressed their desire to enhance their mutual trade and economic cooperation. They also appreciated Pakistans sacrifices in combating extremism and terrorism. Online adds External Affairs Minister SM Krishna could meet his Pakistani counterpart Hina Rabbani Khar on the sidelines of the annual UN General Assembly session, a top Indian official said on Tuesday. Indian envoy to the UN Hardeep Singh Puri said that while there was no word yet of a formal bilateral meeting between Krishna and Khar, the possibility of a meeting in a social setup is very likely, reported PTI. There will be situations where they will meet at social events, various receptions, most certainly, Puri told a group of Indian journalists here ahead of Prime Minister Manmohan Singhs September 22-25 visit to the UN. Puri said there will be many occasions for Krishna and Khar to meet at the UNGA even though a bilateral meeting is not yet on the schedule. Krishna is arriving in New York on September 22 and will be here till the 27th, during which his agenda is packed with a slew of high-level meetings. Puri said