ISLAMABAD - Pakistan on Saturday summoned the Acting Indian High Commissioner to Foreign Office and lodged strong protest against the Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singhs statement about possible Taliban attack from Pakistani soil in India during the upcoming Lok Sabha polls. The Indian Prime Minister during his public interaction has expressed the apprehension about a possible terrorist attack in India during the forthcoming Lok Sabha elections from the Pakistan territory, said the Foreign Office spokesman, Abdul Basit. Taking a very serious view of this accusation, the Acting High Commissioner of India was called in by Director General (South Asia) to convey that the Government of India share with the Government of Pakistan any specific information available with it which had prompted such an allegation by them, he said. He said that it had been Pakistans consistent position that countering terrorism requires pragmatic cooperation. Another official desiring not to be named said that a strong protest was lodged by Pakistani side against the Indian Prime Ministers accusation with a warning that such remarks would not serve the cause of peace in the region. Earlier, Pakistan reacted angrily to Indian statements about Taliban threat during the Indian general elections, saying such remarks were meant to win votes by creating anti-Pakistan frenzy. On statements from New Delhi, dismissive of the resumption of the composite dialogue process and holding Pakistan responsible for ensuring incident-free polls in India, the Foreign Office Spokesman Abdul Basit said that such remarks revealed proclivity in India to win votes by creating, encouraging and cashing anti-Pakistan frenzy. Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Friday last said Taliban infiltration was a serious threat during the general elections. According to press reports from New Delhi, the Indian Prime Minister made it clear that the stalled Indo-Pak composite dialogue wouldnt resume unless Islamabad showed sincere evidence to prosecute all the perpetrators of the Mumbai carnage. In a statement, Basit said, Pakistan has maintained its position of constructive engagement with all neighbours, particularly India, for creating a regional environment conducive to peace, stability and development. He said Pakistan had extended every cooperation to India in dealing with the aftermath of the tragic terror attacks in Mumbai. We will maintain our principled stance with the hope that India will revisit the serious issues of this region upon completion of the election process, he said. He said that terrorism was a regional issue. Pakistan is prepared to cooperate with India in countering terrorism, for which a joint mechanism exists. It would be absurd to expect that Pakistan can guarantee security to India against terrorist attacks, militancy or violence, the seeds of which are widespread, Basit said. He said Pakistan had so far refrained from responding to the Indian campaign aimed at denigrating Pakistans security institutions on the understanding that issues and concerns relating to terrorism should be addressed within the existing bilateral framework. The track record of Indias own establishment on these matters in the region is too well known to require reiteration, he said. It should be abundantly clear that the resumption of dialogue is not a concession by one country to the other. It is in the mutual interests of the two countries and their people. We hope the Indian leadership would recognise this imperative sooner rather than later, he said.