Lt Gen (Retd) Naeem Khalid Lodhi (Defence Analyst):
Trump recent tirade against Pakistan is continuation of Trump’s discriminative and anti Pakistan policies. Trump has been undermining Pakistan’s sacrifices and efforts in the war against terrorism since took charge of the government. The US government itself is confused and frustrated due to its failure in Afghanistan.US has taken practical steps against Pakistan and we must now take every possible measure to counter these actions. Pakistan is no more dependent on USA and we are emerging as a strong regional country .Trump’s pleasing India attitude is further escalating situation in the region.
Abdullah Gul (Defence Analyst):
Trump’s aggressive attitude towards Pakistan is not surprise .Pakistan has rendered matchless sacrifices as US ally in the war against terrorism and Trump cannot dictate or pressurize us with false accusations. Instead of blaming Pakistan, the US government must find the reasons for its failures in Afghanistan. Despite of spending billions of dollars in Afghanistan, US has failed to control Taliban. US is envious of China and Russia’s increasing influence in the region. Trump’s hostile attitude towards Pakistan is completely illogical and counterproductive. The Trump administration must realize that no goals of peace in the region can be achieved without Pakistan’s support.The financial support given by US is actually reimbursement of our financial losses in the war initiated by USA.
Dr. Muhammad Khan (Defence Analyst):
The personality of Donald Trump is imbalance and is known for his out of context statements. Sometimes, US President often issues statements which are considered to be against the Washington’s national interests as well. United States has always adopted discriminatory attitude towards Pakistan. Sometimes, it is threatened to cut off in aid to Pakistan in order to keep Pakistan under pressure. I would like to appreciate to react against the allegations on Pakistan by Donald Trump in a befitting manner. Out financial loss in war against terror is much more as compared to aid given by United States. We also have lost precious lives in this crucial war.
Faisal Javed (Senator, PTI):
The United States never accepted such a strong response from Pakistan. It is the first time that the Prime Minister of Pakistan has strongly reacted against U.S allegations. Prime Minister has presented the narrative of Pakistan in front of the world that Pakistan is the country that contributed in peace efforts to a great extent. The war on terror was imposed on our country and Pakistan paid a huge price in terms of loss of lives and financial loss as well. We are getting great response from different countries that Pakistan is in a strong position as for its efforts in war against terror is concerned. Pakistan has lost 123 billion dollars whereas got an aid of only 20 billion dollars from the United States. Pakistan is in hands of capable and courageous leadership and the nation of Pakistan is self-esteemed.
Islam is religion of peace, tolerance, harmony and brotherhood
Dr. Noor-ul-Haq Qadri (Federal Minister of Religious Affairs & Interfaith Harmony):
I would like to appreciate the role of Radio Pakistan for its role in highlighting government’s achievements. The message of love and affection is conveyed to the world through this conference. It is a great initiative taken by the Prime Minister that Pakistan will spearhead efforts to get passed an international convention on preventing defamation of religions. Pakistan will lead this initiative with the cooperation of other Islamic countries and we also expect cooperation from European countries as well.
Dr. Masoom Yaseen Zai (Rector International Islamic University Islamabad):
Muslims all over the world should take concrete steps for better understanding of Islam. It is important for the world to see the true and real face of Islam. Islam teaches love, humanity, peace and respect. Islam is against any inhuman action. Pakistan is committed to support every initiative taken against defamation of Islam. PM address at International Rehmatal-Lil-Aalameen Conference is very appreciable and represents the sentiments of entire nation. It is need of the hour to portray the soft image of Islam and help the world to understand the true spirit of Islam.
Dr. Muhammad Sajjad (Religious Scholar):
The two-day International Rehmatal-Lil-Aalameen Conference held in Islamabad is an achievement of the incumbent government. Islam is religion of peace and nobody can be allowed to hurt the sentiments of billions of Muslims under the garb of freedom of speech. Every religion must have to pay respect other religions as well. Islam cannot afford not to be in a state of peace because all that Islam aims at spiritual progress, intellectual development, character building, social reform, educational activities, and above all Missionary work can be achieved only in an atmosphere of peace and harmony. Being Muslims, we must have faith in virtual books and the messengers sent by Allah Almighty.