Islamabad, Aug.18 (ANI): Pakistan has asked India to share information that formed the basis of Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh's statement that Pakistan based terrorist were planning fresh Mumbai type attacks against the country.
India' Deputy High Commissioner, P. Kumaran, was summoned to the Foreign Office by Director-General of South Asia, Afrasiab Hashmi, on Monday.
Sources said Hashmi told Kumaran that both India and Pakistan had agreed to share information regarding terror threats in Sharm-el-Sheikh.
"In all sincerity, we would request India to share real time information that they have and for our part we stand ready to cooperate fully in pre-empting any act of terror," Hashmi was quoted, as saying.
Hashmi said Islamabad needed credible information to crackdown on extremists planning attacks on India, the Dawn reports.
Foreign Office spokesperson Abdul Basit said Dr.Singh's remarks 'warrant serious and prompt attention.'
Earlier, speaking after inaugurating a Chief Ministers' Conference on Internal Security in New Delhi, Dr. Singh said there is credible information that terrorist groups based in Pakistan were planning to carry out fresh attacks in India and advocated the need for utmost vigilance.
Dr. Singh said : "We have put in place additional measures after the last year's Mumbai terror attack. But there is need for continued vigilance. The area of operation of these terrorists today extends far beyond the confines of Jammu and Kashmir and covers all parts of our country." (ANI)