Najam-us-Saqib (Former Ambassador): The position that Pakistan is maintaining over Afghan situation for the last 20 years has proven correct. From the day of the US and NATO invasion in Afghanistan, Pakistan has called for the political solution rather than the use of force against the Afghan Taliban. The NATO forces and United States tried their best to defeat Taliban but they remained failed and were defeated. After the withdrawal of NATO forces from Afghanistan, the narrative of Pakistan over the issue was acknowledged across the globe. Now, Pakistan is making efforts to deal with any form of terrorism emanating from Afghanistan. Islamabad has been urging the world time and again to engage with Afghan Taliban otherwise Afghanistan can turn into a hub of terrorism which will not be in the interest of any country. Kabul government should be given proper legitimacy. Over 10 billion dollars of Afghan assets have been frozen by the United States when the newly formed Afghan government is in dire need of these funds to meet with the economic challenges. West has urged for an inclusive government in the war-torn country whereas Taliban have pleaded that it is an interim set up and with time representation from different ethnicities will be ensured. Prime Minister in a recent interview has urged the world in general and United States in particular to support Afghan government to avert any humanitarian and economic crises in the country. The major regional stakeholders, including Russia and China, must support the Afghan government and people of Afghanistan as at this point of time the country is in deep problems.
Nadeem Raza (Expert on Afghan Affairs): Afghan Taliban have assured the world that they would respect human rights, forgive those who fought them and ensure Afghanistan does not become a haven for terrorists. It is the time that international community engages with interim government in Afghanistan. The regional stakeholders, including Russia, China, Pakistan, and the United Nations are working hard to urge the Taliban to keep promises they made when they took power in Afghanistan. The United Nations and its member states must ensure that adequate humanitarian assistance is provided to the Afghan people in order to avert humanitarian crises there. The world needs to develop a coordinated plan of action to address support for education, the banking system, and other critical needs in the land-locked country.
Dr. Qibla Ayaz (Chairman, Council of Islamic Ideology): It is a great initiative of the incumbent government to constitute Rehmat-ul-lil-Alameen Authority. The establishment of Rehmat-ul-lil-Alameen Authority will make the people of the country, particularly the youth and the world, aware of Islam and the life of the Holy Prophet (PBUH). Prime Minister wants to stop the declining morals of the nation because of excessive infiltration of the social media. When the Rehmat-ul-lil-Alameen Authority will be formed, it will go a long way in promoting the precious teachings of our religion Islam. It will present a true picture of the personality of our Holy Prophet (PBUH) who was sent for mercy for the entire world. The efforts of the government will result in creating a link between Rehmat-ul-lil-Alameen Authority and international audience. This initiative will be helpful in reducing Islamophobic trends across the globe.
Dr. Dost Muhammad (Religious Scholar): The present government has made a remarkable decision to establish Rehmat-ul-lil-Alameen Authority, though this decision should have been made a long time ago. Islam is the religion of peace and truth. It is the embodiment of the code of life which Allah, the Creator and Lord of the universe, has revealed for the guidance of the mankind. The basic Islamic concept is that the whole universe was created by Allah, whom Islam calls Allah, and who is the Lord and the Sovereign of the universe. He created man and appointed for each human being a fixed period of life that he is to spend on earth. It is the duty of young Muslims to overcome these temptations and preserve their religion, share Islam with others and observe the teachings of the holy texts of Islam, such as the Quran and the Hadith. Beyond fulfilling these basic responsibilities, young Muslims are also expected to play an important role in the advancement of Islam. The Rehmat-ul-lil-Alameen Authority will be helpful in combating the challenges to the Muslims and mitigate the impacts of increasing trends of Islamophobia across the globe.