ISLAMABAD - The United States of America wants to have long-term relations with Pakistan and desires to see it as a prosperous and peaceful democratic country, said the US Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee here on Friday. She said this in a meeting with President Asif Ali Zardari at Aiwan-e-Sadr. Both the leaders discussed bilateral issues and regional matters. On the occasion, President Zardari urged US to conserve Pakistan's interest in war against terrorism, saying drone attacks are no solution to curbing militancy. He regretted that despite rendering enormous sacrifices in the war against terror by Pakistan, its role is being viewed suspiciously. He asked the Obama Administration to revise its policy towards Pakistan by protecting its interests. Federal Minister for Foreign Affairs, Makhdoom Shah Mehmood Qureshi and the US Ambassador to Pakistan Anne W Patterson were also present during the meeting. Sheila Jackson Lee stressed the need for uplift of the tribal areas and assured support of the US Congress in this regard. She underlined the need for an enhanced interaction between the parliamentarians of the two countries. Meanwhile, the US Congresswoman also held a meeting separately with Dr Fehmida Mirza. In her meeting with National Assembly Speaker, she said the February 18 elections in Pakistan brought moderate and progressive forces in the Parliament and that showed Pakistanis wanted peace and prosperity in the country and the world. The National Assembly Speaker said that Pakistan needed support of the international community to strengthen democracy, alleviate poverty and improve social lives of the people. The Speaker expressed her gratitude to the US for its support to the new democratic government in Pakistan and strengthening of its institutions. She also hoped that the US would continue its support in this regard. She also expressed her hope that President Barrack Obama will initiate policies in the region, which would be congenial to peace and prosperity in the world. The Speaker said that the people of Pakistan had great expectations from the newly formed democratic government of Pakistan and it was committed to live up to their expectations. The Speaker said that the challenges confronting the government would be overcome with the support of the masses and friendly countries. Talking of women representation in public affairs, she said that women representation was central to the functioning and strengthening of democracy and struggle against oppression. She said that the women were sufficiently represented in the Parliament of Pakistan and their performance in the Parliament was encouraging.