During a media briefing on Saturday, Foreign Office Spokesman Muazzim Ahmed Khan said that the US secretary was taking a rather complex issue easily and giving wrong angel to the issue.
He said Islamabad was fighting war against terror in its own interest.
Pakistan reaction came days after Panetta said during his India visit that US would continue attacking al-Qaeda safe havens in Pakistan. Later on, he said in Kabul that Washington was losing patience with Islamabad over al-Qaeda sanctuaries. He had said Pakistan would have to take action against Haqqani network soon.