LAHORE - All the religious and political forces have been appealed to get united to foil conspiracies of the anti-state elements that are bent upon complete destruction of Pakistan.

Leaders of various religious parties made this appeal while addressing ‘Istehqaam-e-Pakistan Conference’ organised by the JUP at the Press Club here on Sunday.

JUP Punjab president, Allama Qari Zawar Bahadur, JI secretary general Liaqat Baloch, JUI-S leader Abdul Rauf Farooqi and Islami Tehreek Council leader Kazim Raza Naqvi were among the prominent religious party leaders who addressed the seminar. They said that all the religious and political parties should set aside their personal differences and join hands for countering the anti-state conspiracies. They said that both India and Israel have been supporting the terror groups in Pakistan, and asked the security forces to keep a vigilant eye on such elements, besides halting all trade and other ties with India.

They asked all the religious forces to get united to overcome the threats being posed to Pakistan’s sovereignty and stability. They demanded Nizam-e-Mustafa to be enforced in the country. They said that Taliban’s methodology to bring Sharia in Pakistan was not right and the Constitution offers plenty of options for the enforcement of Islamic laws. They added that the parliamentary-backed Islamic system would serve the country best.

In a relatively different point, JUI-S leader Abdul Rauf Farooqi warned that the government’s failure to enforce Sharia could spread Talibanisation in all corners of the country.

Islami Tehreek Council leader, Kazim Raza Naqvi while differing from some of his colleagues, said that the Taliban and their allies were not struggling for the enforcement of Islamic Sharia, instead they have some other agenda.