ISLAMABAD - Terming drone attacks as counter-productive, Pakistan on Wednesday raised concerns over the US-led offensive against Taliban in Afghanistans Helmand province fearing action would push militants into Pakistani side. The US at the same time asked Pakistan for army operation in the entire region bordering Afghanistan, including Balochistan, to club the militants in the pincer movement of the offensive on both sides of the border, official sources disclosed. This transpired from the visit Wednesday of the US Special Envoy for Pakistan and Afghanistan Ambassador Richard Holbrooke, who had a busy day in Islamabad meeting President Asif Ali Zardari, Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani, Army Chief Ashfaq Parvez Kayani and others. He also addressed a joint press conference with Minister of State for Finance Hina Rabbani Khar. According to sources privy to some of Holbrooks meetings, the two sides insisted upon their stances. The US wanted to intensify Helmand offensive coupled with enhanced intelligence sharing and military operation in Balochistan, the sources said. However, Pakistan emphasised that the Pakistani forces had already been operating with full force to root out militants from its territories, therefore, it was not appropriate for them to open new fronts at this time, the sources further added. Earlier, an official statement quoted the Prime Minister as telling the US envoy that continued drone attacks in FATA had proved counter-productive and had seriously impeded Pakistans efforts for eliminating militancy and terrorism from the area. The US, he stressed, should share credible and actionable intelligence with Pakistan besides providing unmanned vehicle technology and supply of much-needed equipment and ammunition to Pakistans armed forces enabling them to ensure successful completion of the ongoing operation against the militants. While dilating on the damage and destruction caused by the militants in the affected areas, the Prime Minister urged the US and other friendly countries to come forward in a big way to help Pakistan in the rehabilitation and reconstruction phase, as the dislocated persons had started moving back to their homes in the militancy cleared areas of Malakand Division. The Prime Minister also hoped that President Obama would co-chair, with the President of Pakistan and the Prime Minister of UK, the Friends of Democratic Pakistans Summit being scheduled on the sidelines of the next UN General Assembly in New York. The Prime Minister also called upon the US administration to expedite the process of early passage of Kerry-Luger and ROZs bills by the US Congress without any conditionality, imposition of which would not only prove counterproductive, but also create a perception of transactional nature of Pakistan-US relationship. Ambassador Holbrooke, while commending on the Government of Pakistan and its armed forces 'remarkable success against the militants in the ongoing operation, assured the Prime Minister of the US governments continued support in the rehabilitation of the dislocated persons and reconstruction of militancy affected areas. He assured the Prime Minister that US administration was working with the Congress leadership for an early passage of Kerry-Lugar and ROZ bills and hoped major progress on reconciliation between the Senate and the House of Representatives versions of the bills by September this year. Holbrooke welcomed the outcome of Prime Ministers meeting with his Indian counterpart in Sharm el Sheikh and hoped that this would go a long way towards early resumption of composite dialogue between the two countries. Earlier Holbrooke, while addressing a joint press conference with the Minister of State Hina Rabbani, said that $165 million would be released soon for humanitarian relief, early recovery and long-term reconstruction efforts for the internally displaced persons (IDPs) in Pakistan. Giving the breakdown of the assistance to Pakistan, he said that the 165 million dollars would be channelled both to meet the ongoing needs of the displaced persons, located in camps and in host communities, and also to address the needs of families as they return to rebuild their homes and communities in the NWFP. He said that $45 million would be provided by the US Agency for International Development (USAID) to support locally driven rehabilitation of basic infrastructure, including water systems, health facilities, schools, roads, and bridges-maximising the use of local labour and resources. The special envoy said that $30 million would be contributed by USAID for small-scale infrastructure and community development grants for displaced families in NWFP. He added that $25 million would be provided by USAID to give families resources needed to rebuild their homes and livelihood. This, he said, would be facilitated through community-driven, quick-impact cash-for-work programs in areas of reconstruction and return. He said that this could include removal of rubble and rehabilitation of irrigation systems in conflict-affected areas. As part of this assistance, USAID would support the Pakistani government efforts to rebuild public buildings and facilitate the return of civil servants, US envoy added. According to the Special Envoy, India, being great regional power, would be taken on board on actions against militants that are common enemy of US, India and Pakistan. He said that this enemy attacked in the US, India and also was killing innocent people in Pakistan. This enemy also murdered Pakistans great leader Benazir Bhutto, he added. He said that tension between Pakistan and India was now over and both the countries needed to move forward and take action against the common enemy. To a question on Gilanis utterance that drone attacks were counter-productive, Holbrooke declined to answer by saying that the conversation on the issue was highly confidential. When asked whether or not the US would provide this technology to Pakistan, he repeated that dialogue on drone issue was confidential. He welcomed meeting between President Zardari and PML-N leader Nawaz Sharif saying, Thats democracy. However, democracy can be in messy situation too but the US is happy to support democracy in Pakistan, he maintained.