NEW YORK - Pakistans UN Ambassador Abdullah Hussain Haroon says that Faisal Shahzads failed bombing attempt in Times Square does not have the Talibans signature, and he rejected a US claim that some in the Pakistani Government knew about the whereabouts of Osama bin Laden and other senior militant leaders. In an interview with CBS TV network on Monday, he said the reason he believes that the Pakistani Taliban have no hand was because the Taliban had carried out so many successful bombing attacks inside Pakistan, killing and maiming thousands of innocent people. Haroon pointed out that the Taliban have denied any part in the Times Square case, saying they know how to assemble explosives. The mixture that Shahzad had prepared to bomb Times Square was not the one used by the Taliban, who do not use propane. What Shahzad had done was something that one could pick up on the internet, he said, adding there was nothing professional about it. Besides, what was left in the rigged car was not a bomb; it was an incendiary device without a trigger. Asked why the Taliban had denied responsibility for the bomb attempt in New York, the ambassador remarked, Because this makes them a laughing stock The Pakistan envoy called Shahzad a misguided soul who had acted alone, per guided by others, not the Taliban. he called Shahzads botched attempt a horrible act. At the same time, he remarked, If this is the standard of the TTP, the I think there is nothing to worry about, he said. The attempt was botched to such a degree that it was not even funny, the envoy said. He therefore disagreed with Obama administration officials claim that the accused was trained by the Pakistani Taliban. In an interview on CBS television on Monday, he said that General David Petraeus, the U.S. commander in Afghanistan, had it right that this was the act of a lone man. Petraeus stated (prior to the administrations claims Sunday) that Shahzad, the 30-year-old US citizen of Pakistani descent, operated as a lone wolf who did not work with other terrorists. But senior White House officials said Sunday that the Pakistani Taliban backed the failed Times Square bombing. On CBS Face the Nation, U.S. Presidential adviser John Brennan accused Shahzad of working with a Pakistani Taliban group closely allied with al Qaeda. Although Ambassador Haroon said that the Obama administration may have other evidence, he said, All I am saying is that the evidence I have points in one direction: It does not have its signature of the Taliban. This is not, and I repeat not, a Pakistan terror threat, the Pakistani envoy said, while underscoring the fact that Shahzad is not a Pakistani citizen. In making that point, he reaffirmed Pakistans firm commitment to eradicate the menace of terrorism. Haroon said even though Shahzad is an American citizen, Pakistan feels responsible because it was an ally in the war on terrorism, which more was beneficial to his country as it was the victim of that menace. About Clintons claim that some Pakistanis having knowledge about Osmaba bin Ladens whereabouts, Haroon said if that was so, the Pakistan Army would have hunted for him. And if the Americans had any idea, they would sent missiles from drones hovering over the rugged Pak-Afghan border. In his well-reasoned arguments, Ambassador Haroon reminded the American audience that Pakistan had captured and handed over the maximum number of terror suspects to the United States. No one comes even close, he said. And in the terror war, the Pakistan Army had suffered more casualties than the NATO forces in Afghanistan combined. Pakistan, he added, had to face some brutal and terrible moments with the extremists and there was no reason to link Islamabad with them. Pakistan, the ambassador, had gone out of the way and continue to do so to finish this problem. He said that the Pakistani army - not the US military - will have to decide when and how to send forces to North Waziristan. The Pakistan Army, whose resources are limited, needed eight to nine months to encircle the region before launching an operation. In the interview, Haroon also repeated his calls for a fatwa to be issued by regional clerics against suicide bombers. Why dont they issue a fatwa - which is the Islamic way of doing it - saying that suicide bombing of innocents is un-Islamic, he asked.