Islamabad: Taking no chances on the reports of a possible terrorist attack in the ongoing World Cup, Pakistan has urged India to put in place fool-proof security arrangements for the mega event.

Pakistan’s Foreign Office spokesperson Tehmina Janjua said, "We hope that India will make fool-proof arrangements for the security of the cricket World Cup."

"Pakistan, itself a victim of terrorism, takes all such reports seriously," she said in a statement.
Janjua said "terrorism has no borders" and is a "vicious phenomenon that all must collectively confront".

The reports that are doing the rounds in the Indian media suggest a "planned terrorist attacks on cricket World Cup venues" that could be "launched from Pakistani soil",

India, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka are hosting the showpiece event and will conclude in Mumbai on April 2.

Janjau said Pakistan had already conveyed its "concerns about vituperative statements being made from within India about the participation of Pakistan`s cricket team".

Though she did not give details, this was an apparent reference to the Shiv Sena`s that it would not allow Pakistani cricketers to enter Mumbai should they reach the ICC World Cup final, slated to be played at Wankhede Stadium on April 2.

Janjua also said Pakistan is looking forward to the forthcoming meeting of Interior and Home Secretaries, to be held in New Delhi during March 28-29, to discuss counter-terrorism.

(Agencies)