ISLAMABAD - President Asif Ali Zardari Saturday asked the world powers to play their role through effective diplomacy to defuse tension between Pakistan and India. "The international community should take into account the challenges which Pakistan is facing at its eastern and western borders and help reducing tension in the region," President Zardari told Islamabad-based foreign ambassadors at a dinner reception hosted in their honour at Aiwan-e-Sadr. Prime Minister Syed Yousuf Raza Gilani, Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi, Commerce Minister Makhdoom Amin Fahim, Information Minister Sherry Rehman, Water and Power Minister Raja Pervez Ashraf, Advisor on Interior Rehman Malik and a large number of ambassadors from across the world, including the United States, China, UK, Russia, France and India, attended the dinner. Pakistan Ambassador to US Hussain Haqqani was also present. Pakistan would never allow the terrorists to use its soil for their nefarious designs, he pledged and added that Islamabad would not compromise with the terrorists. He stressed the international community to take stock of the challenges being faced by Pakistan and understand the ground realities. He also apprised the envoys of measures, which Pakistan had taken to return peace to the region and the crackdown against leaders and workers of certain organisations banned by the UN. "Pakistan will take strict action against anyone or any group found guilty in the terror attacks on Mumbai. We want the issue to be resolved peacefully through bilateral dialogue," he maintained. He also told the participants about the situation on its western border and the military actions against the militants. Meanwhile, President also met Indian High Commissioner to Pakistan Satya Pal Sharma and discussed regional situation with him. "If India wants to build world pressure on Pakistan, it is on mistake," the President declared, adding Pakistan would not bow down to any pressure. He said Pakistan had sincerely and unconditionally offered cooperation into the Mumbai terror attacks but India had not responded to the call. "Pak-India tension could sabotage peace process in the region," he highlighted.