ISLAMABAD - Reiterating Islamabad's demand for end to repeated US drone attacks on tribal areas, Foreign Secretary Salman Bashir on Monday said the loss of precious human lives in missile strikes was a matter of grave concern for Pakistan. Talking to newsmen here, the Foreign Secretary said the new US administration had been asked to ensure that the drone attacks be stopped and should not happen again. However, he said the signals from Washington after the inauguration of President Obama had been positive and the US Secretary of State Hilary Clinton had also supported resolution of conflicting issues through dialogue and negotiations. He said Pakistan looked forward to enhanced and fruitful engagement with the special US envoy Richard Holbrooke to further the cause of peace and stability in the region. Foreign Secretary Salman also expressed concern over threats received by Pakistani envoy in New Delhi, Shahid Malik. He said India had been asked to ensure the safety of Pakistani diplomats based there and to probe the issue of threats given to Pakistani High Commissioner. He said Pakistan was for friendly ties with its neighbours including India and Afghanistan on the basis of equality. He said that Pakistan was moving in right direction as for probe into Mumbai attacks and it would share the results of investigations with the international community. He said undoubtedly terrorism was an International phenomenon and it needed joint efforts to curb the global menace. He added that in war against the menace of terror, the focus must be on the development of backward areas along with due respect to local customs and traditions. Agences add: Salman Bashir was of the view that the present US Administration is well aware of the scenario in South Asia urging the need of fruitful talks instead of usage of force to solve disputes in South Asia. He said India must show more flexibility and positive attitude, as it is a very serious matter regarding death threats received by Pakistan's High Commissioner to India. Responding to another question, Bashir said Pak-Afghan Joint Declaration would prove to be significant milestone in future. "We are hoping to take all countries with us including Afghanistan and Iran," he added. The Foreign Secretary urged the US to understand Pakistan's ground realities with utmost tranquillity, adding it must take Pakistan along with it. Peace cannot be restored in entire South Asia without cooperation and support, he pointed. He said the Foreign Services Academy is performing its Services very well.