WASHINGTON - Prime Minister Yousaf Raza Gilani is pitching for a nuclear deal with the United States similar to the one Washington has made with India, saying that the chapter of AQ Khan's nuclear proliferation activities was over. "There should be no discrimination. And if they want to give civilian nuclear status to India, we would also expect the same for Pakistan too," the Prime Minister said in a conversation with Richard Haass, President of Council on Foreign Relations, at a meeting here. Questioned about Dr. Khan's network, Gilani said it was broken. "Certainly it cannot happen again and that chapter is over. The network is broken," Gilani said. He said the new elected government wanted to have good relations with India, working for enhancing bilateral trade and would like to resolve all issues, including Kashmir. On Kashmir, Gilani said "they (United States) should encourage and support this issue. That means only they can understand", but refrained from asking Washington to play the role of a mediator. However, when asked by Haass on whether Washington should appoint a special envoy or play a high visibility or mediating role, Gilani said,  "Actually what the US really want, they can do it". "My government wants to have very cordial relationship with our neighbours, including Afghanistan and India," he said. "When I became the Prime Minister, the Indian PM called me and congratulated me. Now when he got the vote of confidence only a few days back, I rang him up and congratulated him and he told me that 'Mr. Prime Minister, we want to resolve all issues with you including Kashmir," Gilani said. He said the government has decided to have more trade relations with India. In his written speech, Gilani focused on terrorism, especially as it has affected Pakistan, which in his view was paying the price for extremism and fanaticism. But he emphasised that extremism cannot be tackled by military means alone and that poverty and hopelessness must be addressed through massive economic developmental plans. Democracy and prosperity were the most potent weapons against violent extremism, he said, while welcoming bipartisan support in Washington for long-term socio-economic development of the Pakistani people. Speaking hours after the US Senate Foreign Relations Committee approved Biden-Lugar plan for a ten-year $15 billion assistance for Pakistan, the prime minister called the unanimous passage of the measure as heartening. "This legislation also has the support of President Bush who is eager for democracy to succeed," he added. He saw it as extraordinary recognition of the need to broaden and strengthen the bilateral relationship beyond military relations to a genuine economic and social partnership to building a prosperous, just and democratic Pakistan. "The Biden-Lugar plan, the Reconstruction Opportunity Zones programme and the FATA social development plan, taken together, is a clear and bold signal to the people of Pakistan that not only is Pakistan back in business, but the US is standing with it in a long-term, mature relationship." The prime minister said his government is striving to save Pakistan from terrorism. "The forces who want to destabilise democracy in Pakistan are still at work." "At this time of political crisis in the world I urge all to stand for the values and principles of freedom and the rule of law: Not some of the time, in some places, but all the time in all places," he told the gathering including US ambassador to Pakistan Anne Paterson, former US envoy to Pakistan Wendy Chamberlin, foreign policy experts and scholars. A prosperous and democratic Pakistan, he stated, is the best guarantee of the triumph of modernisation and modernity amongst the Muslim countries.