Pakistan's ambassador to the United States was born in Karachi, Pakistan. Haqqani is a former journalist who worked his way to the top in politics as one of the most influential ambassadors in Washington.

What is the message the Pakistani government has for Gen. David Petraeus regarding future war efforts in Afghanistan and the partnership between the U.S. and Pakistan?

Our message to the U.S. is that Pakistan is fully committed to fighting and defeating extremism and terrorists, and the fight against them would continue till their eradication. We believe that a handful of militants and extremists would never be allowed to impose their vicious agenda on the people of Pakistan.

Is there concern that whatever the outcome in the war against al Qaeda in the region that the U.S. and NATO will pull out of the region?

We are sure lessons have been learned and there will be no walking away this time. We hope that the U.S. and the international community will continue their cooperation to fight terrorism and work together to achieve peace and stability in Afghanistan.

How is Pakistan addressing the issue of terrorism in the tribal belt and what do you say to critics who contend that the Pakistani military has not extended its fight yet into North Waziristan?

Pakistani security forces have achieved tremendous successes in its military operations in Swat, Malakand division and in the tribal areas. ... Our people and security personnel have paid a huge price, in terms of human lives, in this fight. Limited numbers of military operations are being carried out against terrorists hiding in the North Waziristan agency. We have set up military posts in strategic areas.

What is the one piece of advice or message you'd give to Gen. David Petraeus as the new commander of the war in Afghanistan?

Pakistan will continue to work with the U.S. and Afghanistan until the terrorists are defeated.

-- Sara Carter