A major breakthrough on the Haqqani network issue between the United States and Pakistan, as the outcome of US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's meeting with Pakistani leaders, is not likely, say analysts. Speaking at a joint press conference with Pakistan Foreign Minister Hina Rabbani Khar in Islamabad on Friday, Clinton said that the US expects Pakistan to act against militant havens within its borders "over the next days and weeks, not months and years." She stressed it is in Pakistan's own interest "to squeeze the Haqqani network and other terrorists, because we know that trying to eliminate terrorist safe havens on one side of the border is not going to work. It's like that old story - you can't keep snakes in your backyard and expect them to bite only your neighbours. Eventually those snakes are going to turn on whoever has them in the backyard." Although Khar did appear to acknowledge that Pakistan could do more, analysts say a major breakthrough is not likely, given that the Pakistan Army does not view attacking the Haqqani network- which, unlike the Pakistani Taliban or Al Qaeda, does not carry out attacks inside Pakistan- as being in its own interest, The Christian Science Monitor reports. "I don't think they've come to any sort of breakthrough on the Haqqani issue," Arif Rafiq, a Washington-based consultant on South Asia and editor of Pakistan Policy, was quoted as saying. The Pakistan Foreign Minister, notably, did not use the 'Haqqani' word even once throughout the press conference, although she was asked a number of questions related to the militant group and Pakistan's stand on the issue. "I think Hina Rabbani Khar was tasked to emphasize the shared interest in Afghanistan. The Haqqani network is the major difference - she avoided it to present this narrative of being on the same page," Rafiq said. Earlier this week, Pakistan Army chief General Ashfaq Parvez Kayani had told a parliamentary standing committee he was not convinced that fighting the Haqqani network would solve Pakistan's problems. The Pakistani military fears attacking the Haqqani network could destabilise Pakistan while undermining the country's position in the Afghan reconciliation talks with the Taliban, the report said. General Kayani may also wish to avoid appearing 'weak' to its domestic audience by offering too many concessions that are seen to violate Pakistan's sovereignty, it added. While Clinton briefly addressed economic assistance to Pakistan, the briefing was more focused on security issues than in Clinton's previous trips to Pakistan as secretary of State, Rafiq noted. "This actually demonstrates the nature of US-Pak relations has changed. Previously there was ambitious agenda to enlarge the US footprint inside Pakistan. Now military and economic aid is dwindling and the key areas remain security issues," the analyst said, referring to a recent decision to suspend 800 million dollars of military aid and delays in sending civilian aid