Pak has taken Manmohan Singh's remarks 'very seriously' :Qureshi(Lead:Manmohan)

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Islamabad, Aug.18 (ANI): Pakistan has said it has taken Prime Minister Dr.Manmohan Singh's remarks 'very seriously', asking New Delhi to provide information regarding Pakistan based terrorists planning fresh attacks against India.

Talking to the media on the sidelines of a function at the Foreign Services Academy, Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi said India must share the information supporting Dr.Singh's statement, in accordance with the Sharm-el-Sheikh agreement.

"We can't take any such statement lightly. Pakistan wants peaceful and friendly relationship with all its neighbors and that's why it wants that the misunderstandings should be ratified. So, let's see what they respond to us," The News quoted Qureshi, as saying.

Earlier, India's 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.

Foreign Office spokesperson Abdul Basit said Dr.Singh's remarks 'warrant serious and prompt attention.'

Speaking after inaugurating a Chief Ministers' Conference on Internal Security in New Delhi, Dr. Singh, on Monday, had 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)

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