Lahore, Dec 2 : The Jamaat-e-Islami has offered conditional support to the Pakistan People's Party-led government against threats to national security in the wake of the Mumbai terror attacks.
It asked the Pakistan Government to take concrete and courageous measures for establishing lasting unity and peace in the country, The News reports.
"This is the golden opportunity for the rulers to galvanise the nation into an invincible entity by withdrawing army from FATA and taking bold steps for countering threats on eastern and western borders," said Qazi Hussain Ahmad, Ameer of JI.
He was talking to reporters on Monday after the meeting of a high level JI consultative body which met to consider the invitation of Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gillani to the All Parties Conference (APC) in Islamabad on Tuesday.
"But if rulers failed in withdrawing army from FATA and reversing US policies then the JI will call its own APC and take along like-minded parties to unite the nation itself by holding rallies, demonstrations and meetings," Qazi warned.
The Qazi said past rulers had caused irreparable damage to the country by taking coward decisions. The PPP government has a golden opportunity to turn the country into an invincible force by taking bold steps in the national interest of Pakistan, but if they showed cowardice, India would devour Pakistan as it had planned, he observed.
He termed the Mumbai incidents an international conspiracy to victimise Pakistan, like the 9/11 which was engineered to target Muslim movements. Qazi said the Mumbai drama was staged and Pakistan was held responsible without any investigation or proof as was done in case of 9/11. He said the Mumbai drama was staged to capitalise on the internal disturbances faced by Pakistan.
The Qazi warned the rulers not to underestimate America and India in the perspective of Mumbai incidents, and said the US wanted to intervene into FATA and Balochistan while India wanted to invade Pakistan Occupied Kashmir.
Terming Karachi riots a conspiracy against the national solidarity linked with Mumbai incidents, he advised the rulers to immediately withdraw army from FATA and take appropriate measures to restore peace in Karachi.