ISLAMABAD Pakistan and the United States have pledged to boost and broaden the relations to overcome mutual mistrust and suspicions aroused in the recent years over divergence in the methodologies regarding Afghanistan and the fight against terrorism. Islamabad has several reasons enough to compel US to listen Pakistan, as it is the single largest country, which has suffered huge losses because of the war on terror both in terms of the casualties and militants attacks. Against 520 casualties of NATO/ISAF Pakistan has lost more than 800 officers and men last year. A part from this, thousands of innocent citizens have been killed during a series of suicide attacks across the country and which are seen as revenge against the US drone attacks. The ongoing wave of terrorism has badly damaged the infrastructure and economy of the country. The institutions that have suffered huge losses due to terrorism include tourism, hotels and the sports. The hotel industry and tourist resorts suffered huge losses in Malakand Division and Swat Valley, once it was considered as Switzerland of Pakistan. As a matter of fact, Americas war on terror has engulfed Pakistans institutions of national power like an octopus. Pakistan faces multiple crises including energy, melting economy, fracturing of society and rising poverty and unemployment. These conditions more suit to the militants agenda rather than a socio-economic rebuttal to extremism. If USA does not address these issues then it will be seen as complicit in this spiral. The US also needs to appreciate that Pakistan arrested Afghan Talibans military chief, Mullah Abdul Ghani Baradar along with many others Talibans shadow governors who were operating out of Pakistan. Although CIA Director, Leon Panetta paid rich tribute to the law enforcement agencies of Pakistan for their contributions in tracing and arresting the militants and insurgents sprawling in tribal areas. However, he remained elusive when asked for transfer of drone technology to Pakistan. As a matter of fact, officials of the US defence department admit that drone strikes along the Afghanistan-Pakistan border are seriously disrupting Al Qaeda on account of intelligence mostly provided by the Pakistani law enforcement agencies. However, they are still reluctant to provide this technology to Pakistan. Successful and decisive operations of Pakistans security forces against local extremists ranging from Swat to Bajaur and South Waziristan have shown how much Pakistan is determined to quell militancy and extremism; something US cannot underestimate. In a bid to clear its tribal areas from militancy and extremism, Pakistan has increased the number of its troops in the North-West Frontier Province, Balochistan and the tribal areas form 50,000 to 150,000, in 2001. In addition, there are 90,000 paramilitary troops of the Frontier Corps in the area and they are far better equipped and paid. All of this has been done on Americans demand, therefore, the Americans need to assist Pakistan in terms of providing military aid. According to sources within the Defence Ministry, the army now has 821 posts on the Afghan-Pakistan border while the allied forces manned only 112 posts on the other side. Pakistan carried out 209 operations in 2009 and as many as in the previous two years, which were mostly funded by the national exchequer. Most Pakistanis feel with some justification that they have suffered all this as result of the Americas decisions and interests. Pakistan has never experienced suicide bombings before overthrow of the Taliban in Afghanistan in 2001. Pakistanis wants US to appreciate the sacrifices, which it has rendered in the war against terrorism. They are also looking forward to the United States for a civil nuclear deal. However, according to sources in Washington DC, Obama administration is not in a mood to give Pakistan any sort of relief. If this is true then the conflict within Pakistan will undoubtedly rise.