Abdullah Gul (Defense Analyst): India is basically disoriented and has lost its directions of what to do and what not to do. At this point of time, Indian government is completely frustrated as it has been kicked out of Afghanistan and all its investment there has been ruined. Moreover, India can no more use Afghan soil for nefarious designs against Pakistan. India also faced humiliation at the United Nations where the civilized countries criticized the Hindutva ideology being promoted by BJP government. Pakistan's permanent representative to UN Munir Akram rightly stated that Pakistan is going to face designs for not allowing the use of its land against Afghan Taliban and also conveying a serious message that it would not be part of any war in future. However, Pakistan has the right to counter any Indian aggression in an effective way. The world needs to take serious notice of worst human rights violations committed by Indian forces on innocent Kashmiris. Chief of Army Staff Gen Qamar Javed rightly expressed the resolve to take all necessary measures to safeguard Pakistan’s territorial integrity against the malicious propaganda. Islamabad only played a role of facilitator and not a guarantor in Afghan peace process. The world needs to know that peaceful and stable Afghanistan is in the best interest of Pakistan and should monitor the activities of peace spoilers in the region. It is imperative for all relevant stakeholders to press all Afghan parties to constructively engage in achieving an inclusive, broad-based and comprehensive political settlement. Pakistan’s desire for peace should not be misconstrued as its weakness.
Lt Gen (Retd) Raza Muhammad Khan (Defense Analyst): The Corps Commanders conference is a routine activity and held at regular intervals to review the regional situation. In today's meeting, the issues including internal and external security threats, Kashmir issue, Afghan situation and Indian propagandas against Pakistan were being discussed. India has deputed huge army in Indian Illegally Occupied Jammu and Kashmir. Despite of worst atrocities the Indian army is unable to suppress the freedom struggle of Kashmiris. To hide its frustration, India always alleges Pakistan of supporting freedom fighters. In recent visit to United States, Narendra Modi was indirectly urged to review its policies as far as human rights violations are concerned. United States on the other end frozen the Afghan assets but the need of the hour is that U.S should unfreeze Afghanistan's assets in order to avert humanitarian and financial crisis in Afghanistan. The economic crisis would spark a "catastrophic" situation for the Afghan people and be a gift for terrorist groups. The world must not isolate Afghanistan and the international community must address the humanitarian needs of the country. India cannot succeed in its efforts to defame Pakistan at global level.
Dr. Qibla Ayaz (Chairman, Council of Islamic Ideology): It is not the first time that increasing trends of Islamophobia being discussed at an international forum. Earlier, Prime Minister Imran Khan and Turkish President also warned the world at number of occasions of the consequences of increasing hatred against Muslims and Islam. For the first time, OIC unanimously adopted Pakistan-sponsored resolution to designate March 15 as the “International Day to Combat Islamophobia”. It is the need of the time to organize and support various high-visibility events aimed at effectively increasing awareness at all levels about curbing Islamophobia and anti-Muslim hatred. The virus of Islamophobia is spreading very quickly in countries that have been portrayed as cradles of democracy and freedom for years particularly Modi-led India. Narendra Modi is promoting Hindutva ideology that will damage India itself.
Nadeem Raza (Expert on Middle East, Afghan Affairs): Prime Minister Imran Khan is leading from the front on the issue of Islamophobia and urged the world community to take concrete measures to counter the increasing trends of Islamophobia. Islamophobia and Hindutva ideology are two faces of the same coin. The deep-rooted Islamophobia seemingly embedded within Indian national policies implemented by the BJP government. Islamophobia is not limited to the West. Its presence in regions reaching from the Middle East to Asia has had devastating repercussions for Muslims. Islamophobia has had distinct manifestations varying across regions. The rise of Islamophobia in India is correlated with the growing influence of the RSS and the BJP both inspired by Hindutva ideology. The Indian government is using state structures against Muslims amid the rising tide of Islamophobia to gain political and ideological legitimacy. The discriminatory attitude of the present Indian regime particularly Muslims must be addressed by the civilized world.