KARACHI Interior Minister Rehman Malik on Sunday said country was passing through a crucial time. He urged the Ulema to denounce the suicide attacks and play their due role in eliminating the menace of terrorism. India is involved in the terror incidents in the country. The arms and ammunitions are being smuggled into the country from Afghanistan, he added. He was talking to the journalists at Karachi Airport after holding a meeting with Mufti Rafi Usmani, Mufti Taqi Usmani and other clerics at Darul-Uloom Korangi. He came here to take Ulema on board against the ongoing terrorism incidents across the country and urge them to issue a Fatwa against the suicide attacks in Pakistan. Sindh Governor Dr Ishratul Ibad Khan was also present on the occasion. Malik urged the Ulema to play their due role in presenting the positive aspect of Islam. He said these terrorists were defaming Islam and Pakistan across the world. He said the ongoing wave of terrorism and suicide attacks being carried out in the country stood in contradiction with the teachings of Islam. He would have consultations with all the Ulema in this connection and his recent visit to Karachi primarily focussed on it . Malik said there was need of evolving consensus against terrorism. No religion allows killing of innocent children. People need guidance of Ulema. After the terrorist activities in Rawalpindi it has been cleared that terrorists are not only the enemy of Pakistan but also of the Muslims, he added. He said the recent indiscriminate terror attacks on mosques and innocent people had proved that terrorists were neither Muslims nor were they serving the cause of religion and the country. Rather they had their own ulterior motives, he added. He said few terrorist elements wanted to occupy the country through such activities. He said they were taking money to perform such acts and called these people professional killers. Malik said the recent surge in terror attacks was a reaction to Waziristan operation and expressed the apprehension that terrorists might carry out more such attacks. The terrorists might carry out more attacks to take revenge for the Waziristan operation, he said. The minister said he would hold discussion over the issue with all the leaders including Altaf Hussain and Sindh Chief Minister Qaim Ali Shah. He said MQM Chief Altaf Hussain also asked the government and armed forces to formulate a national counterterrorism policy to eliminate terrorism from the country. To a query, he said government had opened Lal Masjid and also released its Khateeb, Maulana Abdul Aziz. On the occasion, Mufti Rafi Usmani said Ulema had an open discussion with the interior minister on every angle and they had given their suggestions to him. Agencies add: Rehman Malik said all ulema will be consulted in the ongoing war on terror and that the US drone attacks in Fata are fuelling militancy in the country. In reply to a question regarding presence of Taliban or Al-Qaeda leadership in Pakistan, Malik said Osama bin Laden or Mullah Omar is not present in Pakistan and if anyone has proof in this regard then it should share it with Pakistan.