LAHORE Jamaat-i-Islami Amir Syed Munawar Hasan has said Mian Nawaz Sharif and Imran Khan have a role to play in politics, but is not sure whether the Jamaat will form an alliance with their parties. Nawaz Sharif would have to explain his conduct on certain issues. He would have to let the nation know why he had taken unilateral decision of contesting the 2008 general elections when other parties in the All Pakistan Democratic Movement had boycotted them, the JI chief said in an interview with Waqt TV on Saturday. Asked whether the JI would join hands with the PML-N in case the former prime minister came up with the required explanations, Syed Munawar Hasan said: I cant say anything at this juncture. As for the possibility of cooperation between the Jamaat and Tehrik-i-Insaaf of Imran Khan, the JI chief said there were no misunderstandings between the two. He said Imran had very clear views on various issues, although his choice of words was not right every time. He said the JI was closely monitoring the conduct of Imran Khan. Questioned if elections under the supervision of President Zardari could be acceptable to the Jamaat, Munawar said fair elections were possible even in the presence of President Zardari provided the Election Commission of Pakistan was fully independent. Answering a question about the possibility of the revival of the six-party Muttahida Majlis-i-Amal, the JI chief said his party wanted to see all religious-minded people on one platform. We are holding consultations. We are in favour of a forum that could deliver. Although he was full of praise for the MMA, his reply did not make it clear whether the MMA would be restored or some other alliance of religious parties launched. Answering a question about Karachi, the JI Amir alleged that efforts were being made to separate it from Pakistan. The Muttahida Qaumi Movement, he alleged, was playing into the hands of elements working on the plan. However, he said the situation had still not gone out of control. In his opinion, the MQM should not be made part of the ruling coalition and steps should be taken for the rule of law. This done, he believed, peace would return to Karachi. He said President Zardari should not be blackmailed by the MQM and let the terrorists be exposed. About the propaganda against the nuclear programme of Pakistan, he said anarchy-like situation was being created in the country by enemies to create an impression that the Islamic Republics nuclear weapons could fall into the hands of extremists. He said in fact Pakistans nuclear capability was not acceptable to enemies and it was for this reason that its bomb was being branded as 'Islamic Bomb, while no one talked about 'Christian Bomb or a Jewish Bomb possessed by other countries. Replying to a question, Munawar Hasan said the Kashmiris had highlighted their case at the international level by offering unprecedented sacrifices. He said the presence of 750,000 Indian troops could not tame the Kashmiris and the steel nerved APHC leader Syed Ali Geelani was determined to take the freedom struggle to its logical conclusion. Now the Kashmiris cannot be subjugated for long even if the occupying forces hang upside down. Similarly, he said, the people of Palestine would also get their due rights as a result of their struggle and sacrifices. Responding to a question, the JI chief said military governments other than the one led by Gen Musharraf had adhered to Pakistans principled stand on Kashmir. However, Gen Musharrafs policy of out-of-box solution had dealt a serious blow to the Kashmir cause. He was all praise for Turkey for expelling Israeli ambassador from Ankara and suspending military agreements with the Jewish state. Now people (of the Islamic world) are ready to go for Bait of Turkey. If Turkey announces the revival of Caliphate, it will (stand revived). He believed that the US would not quit Afghanistan by 2014. The Taliban, he said, would deal with the occupying forces, as they had dealt with the Soviet forces. In his opinion, Pakistan should review its policy about the war on terror and withdraw the support it has been extending. This has never been Pakistans war. In his opinion the killing of Osama bin Laden would not make much of a difference as OBL was not an individual but symbolised a manifesto.