FAISALABAD (INP) - President Barack Obama is planning to visit Pakistan this year in order to strengthen bilateral relations, said Jennifer Larson, Public Affairs Officer, US Consulate General, Lahore. She was addressing students at a session on 'Pakistan-United States Relations towards Future organised by the Directorate of Students Affairs, University of Agriculture, Faisalabad. The session was chaired by UAF Vice Chancellor Prof Dr Iqrar Ahmed Khan. 'Pakistan has an imperative importance and the strategic relations should be more strengthened. The US is determined to uplift the various sectors in Pakistan and working on it, she said, adding, that in this regard, many development initiatives by USAID are being taken in Pakistan for the uplift of education and infrastructure development, energy and health sectors as well as gender equality etc. Responding to a question regarding Obamas visit to India and Afghanistan by skipping Pakistan, she said that the visit of a President does not mean to make or break of relations. Anyhow, she assured that the President will visit Pakistan soon. Talking about terrorism, she said US wants to see stable Afghanistan and Pakistan. In a bid to counter terrorism, US government is committed to bringing the peace back by assisting both the countries, she said. Responding to a question about 'discriminatory attitude with Pakistan by US, she ruled out the allegation by quoting an example saying that Mumbai attacks last week, the US has given a statement that it is not related to Pakistan.