LAHORE- To safeguard the national interests and liberate Pakistan from foreign influence, initial consultations have been completed for establishing a new alliance of politico-religious parties. It has been decided that before making a formal announcement about the proposed grouping, which aims at countering the conspiracies against the ideological identity and the United States dictation, all the hiccups faced in the working of Muttahida Majlis-e-Amal (MMA) should be addressed. The reason is to avoid the differences between the religious parties in future, which provide opportunity to the opponents to launch propaganda campaign. It has been learnt that during the discussion, the participants agreed that only the religious parties were in a position to protect the ideological status and Islamic values and traditions against the unending conspiracies in Pakistan. The rearguard action in shape of reactivating the Tehrik-e-Namoos-e-Risalat (TNR) to thwart the anti-blasphemy law drive is also a result of the consultative process and the huge public gathering in Karachi was a message that the religious parties can stage an upset through joining their hands. A similar programme is scheduled on January 30 in Lahore. On the other hand, two different opinions are currently prevailing in Jamaat-e-Islami (JI), the most organised religious party of the country, over the issue. The current leadership, although, accepts the importance and stature of the alliance but wants to make the elements, which harmed the MMA, that they shunned the MMA to participate in the elections for their own interests, damaging the image of the religious parties in the eyes of general public. But there are others who think that notwithstanding the differences with the JUI-F, it has strong roots in national politics and no alliance can prove a success without its participation. They are saying that the prevailing crisis calls for unity among the religious parties while setting aside the discrepancies.