WASHINGTON - Pakistan is asking the United States to rethink its use of drones to attack militant targets in the tribal areas, Foreign Minsister Shah Mahmood Qureshi said Wednesday. In a television interview, the foreign minister, who is here to take part in the Obama administration's review of policy on Afghanistan and Pakistan, also urged Washington to transfer the pilotless aircraft to Pakistan to enable it deal with the militants hiding along the Pak-Afghan border. "What I'm asking for is that they have to review the strategy vis-a-vis drones," Qureshi told the PBS network's 'NewsHour with Jim Lehrer.' "They feel they are advantageous because they have a tactical advantage, and they have carried out some successful strikes and taken out some high-value targets. That is correct. At the same time, there is a collateral damage that is linked to the drones and that has alienated people there. Our approach, our government, the democratically elected government of Pakistan, is trying to approach the problem differently. We want to carry the people along, because we feel, if we want to win this fight, we cannot do it by military means alone. We've got to have the people of that area, the people of Pakistan, with us, and these drones alienate the people". The U.S. missile strikes, he added, are counterproductive and have fanned an Islamist insurgency across northwest Pakistan. "If they are a necessity, then ... we are suggesting that the technology be transferred to Pakistan and that will resolve quite a few issues with the people of Pakistan," he said, adding he had not received a reply to the request. Qureshi and Afghan Foreign Minister Rangeen Dadfar Spanta are among delegations visiting Washington this week to take part in the review of U.S. policy on the region. The meetings in Washington follow President Barack Obama's decision last week to send an additional 17,000 troops to Afghanistan to battle Taliban insurgents, bringing U.S. forces there to 55,000 by this summer.