ISLAMABAD (AFP) - Pakistan will not launch an offensive against Haqqani extremists despite Washington ramping up the pressure, an official said Monday. The alliance between Pakistan and the United States in the 10-year war in Afghanistan and against Al-Qaeda hit rock bottom this year in the wake of the unilateral American raid that killed Osama bin Laden near Islamabad on May 2. I dont think the indicators are as such, a senior security official told AFP when asked if the army was going to launch an operation in North Waziristan. Instead, he said, the military needs to consolidate gains made against local militants who pose a security threat elsewhere in the tribal region that Washington has branded an Al-Qaeda headquarters. Pakistan has around 140,000 troops based along its northwest that borders Afghanistan and says more than 3,000 soldiers have been killed since 2001 - more than the 2,735 Western soldiers who have died in Afghanistan. The official told AFP that troops were too busy countering cross-border attacks from Afghanistan and local militants in other parts of the tribal belt to take on the Haqqanis. These are kind of more pressing issues that we have to tackle. We have to consolidate the gains in Mohmand and in other tribal and northwestern regions after a series of operations in these areas, the security official said. As for North Waziristan, the army has at least five brigades there, which is enough to take care of the situation. There is a complete tribal structure in the region to help security forces deal with the militants and outlaws. Last week, the outgoing top US military officer, Admiral Mike Mullen, bluntly accused Pakistan of exporting violent extremism to Afghanistan through proxies and warned of possible action to protect US troops.