Pakistan says Indian allegations of links between Pakistani state agencies and the Mumbai attacks risk diverting attention from their joint efforts to fight terrorism.

The statement Tuesday by Pakistan's information minister did not directly respond to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh's charge that Pakistani authorities "must have had" a hand in the Mumbai siege.

Sherry Rehman says "scoring points like this will only move us further away from focusing on the very real and present danger of regional and global terrorism."