ISLAMABAD (Agencies) - Defence Minister Peter MacKay says Canada is considering ending its 11-year embargo on the sale of military technology to nuclear-armed Pakistan, reports The development comes as Pakistans army prepares to take its fight against Taliban militants into the tribal region bordering Afghanistan. In a telephone interview from Islamabad, MacKay, who this week called Pakistan the most dangerous country in the world, said hes impressed with Pakistans resolve in taking on the Taliban. Doing military business in the future, and trade in particular, is something that is under consideration, MacKay said after meeting with President Asif Zardari. However, he added, Were not there yet. Canada cut off military supplies to Pakistan in 1998 after it conducted a nuclear weapons test in response to one carried out by neighbouring India. Concern over Pakistans illegal and surreptitious move into the nuclear arms club was underlined by news that one of its leading physicists had sold nuclear secrets in the 1990s to such countries as North Korea and Libya. That contributed to the continuation of Canadas military embargo and prompted similar actions from other Western countries. MacKay says Pakistan is doing its best to eradicate the Taliban. They are certainly a government thats taking control of this situation, MacKay told the Star. Quite frankly, this is what the international community, including Canada, had been asking them to do all along. Pakistan would like the chance to purchase Canadian products such as flight simulators, night-vision goggles and unmanned drones. As Pakistani soldiers continued to pound Taliban fighters in towns in the Swat region, MacKay said Canada would consider requests from Pakistan to buy Canadian military products. It would be hard to envision Canada (lifting the embargo) without getting the Americans to sign off on it, said Bokhari. The US wants to keep up the pressure on Pakistan, but it doesnt want it to sink in the process. This way every side would get something. MacKay said Canada will restart a training programme for Pakistani officers that was also shelved after Pakistans 1998 nuclear test. As many as 10 senior Pakistani officers a year would be eligible to attend the Canadian militarys staff college or the Pearson Peacekeeping Centre in Cornwallis, NS, or similar military courses. Isolation has not worked, MacKay said. There was great interest to reconnect. MacKay also said he urged Pakistan to be mindful of civilian casualties, which could quickly turn the population against these operations. Lets be frank, there is an insidious nature in what the Taliban, and terrorists in other conflicts, have done in putting themselves in positions knowing full well civilians would be affected, he said.