NEW YORK - Former President Pervez Musharraf, who is on his first visit to the United States, says the present Pakistani government is doing its best to stamp out terrorism. "Pakistan is doing all that it can," Musharraf, considered a close United States ally in war on terror, told reporters ahead of his speech to the World Affairs Council of Western Michigan, a think-tank, in Grand Rapids Wednesday night, according to his remarks posted on the council's website. "Pakistan is a victim of terrorism and that is what needs to be understood. We are a victim," he added. Many Pakistani-Americans have protested to the World Affairs Council of Western Michigan for inviting Musharraf to speak at their function, saying he deserved to be tried for his crimes, according to reports received here. Asked by a reporter whether he believes the current ruling coalition in Pakistan is doing enough in fighting terrorism, the former president said he believes the government "is doing its best, yes, indeed, but we need to understand if there are any misundestandings we need to remove those misunderstandings and that is exactly why I am here." Pressed on the possible presence of Osama Bin Laden within Pakistan's borders, Musharraf said he was "not very sure. And nobody is very sure. Anyone who says that he's living there is certainly not sure. He is just conjecturing and his guess is as right or wrong as yours." The former president said he believes there is more the US can do " particularly in the socio-economic realm " to help the fight against terrorism in Pakistan. "I believe in a multi-pronged approach. Military only buys time and creates an environment for other instruments to be used towards peace. Now when we use military alone it won't solve the problem," he said. Musharraf said he believes Pakistan is a victim of terrorism that needs to be helped instead of accused. Asked about the tension between India and Pakistan, the former president said he believed the two countries, both nuclear powers, are not irresponsible. He said he does not anticipate nuclear military conflict between the two.