ISLAMABAD (Agencies) - President Asif Ali Zardari has made an urgent appeal to India not to punish his country for the terror unleashed on Mumbai last week, warning that militants had the power to precipitate a war in the region. The President warned against escalating tensions between the two countries said any confrontation would be disastrous for the war on terror as this would sap his nation's effort against militants on its Afghan border. As the government in New Delhi faced mounting domestic recriminations after the three-day terrorist rampage in Mumbai, Zardari urged Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh to resist striking out at his government should investigations show that Pakistan-based militant groups were responsible for the attacks. Speaking exclusively to the Financial Times, President Zardari warned that provocation by rogue "non-state actors" posed the danger of a return to war between the nuclear-armed neighbours. Zardari also urged India not to punish his country. "Even if the militants are linked to Lashkar-i-Taiba, who do you think we are fighting?" asked Zardari, whose country is battling Al-Qaeda and Taliban militants on its shared border with Afghanistan. "We live in troubled times where non-state actors have taken us to war before, whether it is the case of those who perpetrated [the] 9/11 [attacks on the US] or contributed to the escalation of the situation in Iraq," said Zardari. "Now, events in Mumbai tell us that there are ongoing efforts to carry out copycat attacks by militants. We must all stand together to fight out this menace." Zardari said India was yet to give tangible proof the attack originated in Pakistan. He renewed his earlier promise to "do everything in our power to go after these militants" if India was to share findings about the attack. Agencies adds: Pakistan is willing to have an agreement with India to allow each other to question terror suspects in the other country, President Asif Ali Zardari said in an interview with CNN-IBN'S Karan Thapar. Asked if Pakistan would allow India to question people it suspects involved in terrorism on its soil, the president said it was 'a procedural matter'. But he insisted that questioning should be allowed only when there is evidence of a suspect's involvement. Asked if he would close down terrorist training camps allegedly operating in Pakistan, the president said if there was evidence of any camps, he would close them down and take action against people running the camps. "I assure you, if any evidence points out to any camps, we will not only close down, but [also] take action against those people who are running these camps." Zardari said Pakistan and India were facing threat from the same forces. "I have a personal threat. I have a country [threatened] by these same forces. They may not be the same individuals, but they are definitely the same forces with the same mindset. So I am not standing in to appease any other people. I am trying to save my own nation, my own country." Meanwhile, the spiritual leader of the Ismaili sect, Prince Karim Agha Khan, called on President Asif Zardari at the Aiwan-e-Sadr. The President condemned the Mumbai attacks and said that baseless allegations by India could derail the peace process between Pakistan and India. Both discussed issues of mutual interest, Indian allegations against Pakistan and development projects launched by the Agha Khan Foundation. According to sources, President Zardari told Prince Karim Agha that Pakistan condemns the Mumbai terror attacks and has always opposed and condemned terrorism in all its forms and manifestations. He said that the government would not compromise on national integrity and security and India should detest from leveling allegations until there is substantial proof of Pakistan's involvement in the Mumbai attacks, adding that such statements would greatly affect the peace process between the two countries and any unsettled situation would not be in the best of interest of both the countries. Sources said that the President reiterated offer of cooperation to India in finding out who is behind the incident. Talking about the economic situation the president said that IMF loan has helped in stabilising the economy and the loan would be used for betterment of the people, sources told. President Zardari praised the efforts of Agha Khan Foundation in poverty alleviation and development of the remote areas of the country. He also expressed his gratitude over the foundation's help. Prince Karim Agha Kahn on the occasion urged both Pakistan and India to iron out their differences and work for the betterment of their people. He also assured that funding and ongoing projects of the Agha Khan foundation would be continued. Meanwhile, British Prime Minister Gordon Brown telephoned President Asif Ali Zardari on Monday evening. The two leader leaders discussed the prevailing situation in the region and bilateral ties. British Prime Minister Brown offered the services of his government to help reduce tension between India and Pakistan as a result of recent developments.