"We continue to strongly believe that the terrorists are out there to sabotage the peace process between Pakistan and India... Our two countries should not be driven and dictated by them," Qureshi told a Malaysian news agency in an interview.
"As you know, Pakistan is fighting terrorism in its own interest. At the same time, we fully understand that in order to deal with terrorism and militancy, regional cooperation is a sine qua non," he said.
He also said that security forces had surrounded the key South Waziristan region, deminishing the Taliban militants in their stronghold. Pakistan hopes to establish its foothold in the area before the winter sets in next month.