Responding to the letter written by president Barack Obama, Zardari said that Pakistan is determined to act against Al-Qaeda and the Taliban and other allied militant groups but own its own time line and operational needs.
Visiting CENTCOM Chief General David Petraeus, was told about Zardari response by Pakistan"s military chief General Ashfaq Kayani.
President Barack Obama had threatened to expand more strikes in Pakistan to eliminate terrorism in the country if the government fails to do so.
Pakistani officials have always resented United States intrusion in their fight against terrorism.
“We're committed to this war, but we'll fight it on our terms. We will prioritize targets based on our interests. We don't want them to be dictated to us," Pakistani intelligence official said.