Ali Muhammad Khan (Minister of State for Parliamentary Affairs): Prime Minister Imran Khan has rightly mentioned that India has illegally changed the special status of Indian Illegally Occupied Jammu and Kashmir. The prime minister has emerged as an ambassador for the people of Kashmir. The current PTI-led government has played a very positive role to resolve Afghan dispute through peaceful means. Hopefully, we would see a peaceful transition in Afghanistan after withdrawal of US troops from the war-torn country. Pakistan has rendered matchless sacrifices in the war against terrorism. Pakistan knows the consequences of war and, therefore, we want a peaceful Afghanistan for our Afghan brethren. Pakistan has suffered a lot due to political turmoil and instability in Afghanistan. Islamabad desires economic and political stability in Afghanistan. The people of Afghanistan have the right to choose their leaders. Pakistan will continue to support an Afghan-owned and Afghan-led peace process for regional stability.
Lieutenant General, Retired, Abdul Quyyum (Defense Analyst): Pakistan desires peace and stability in Afghanistan. Any civil war in Afghanistan would result in massive migration of Afghan people, which is not in the interest of Pakistan. Islamabad wants good bilateral ties with all global powers. The United States must raise voice for the people of Kashmir and other suppressed Muslim states. The United States has made an unreasonable decision to withdraw its forces from Afghanistan, which can trigger a civil war and political instability in the war-torn country. Islamabad is looking forward for a peaceful resolution of Afghan dispute however; we must stay vigilant for any unfavorable situation.
Lieutenant General, Retired, Raza Muhammad Khan (Defense Expert): Pakistan has a clear stance that no dialogue with India is possible without restoring the special status of Indian Illegally Occupied Kashmir. Peace in the region is directly linked with the peaceful resolution of the Kashmir dispute. It is appreciable that the United States administration has taken notice of the worst human rights situation in IIOJK. Pakistan is committed to take concrete steps to resolve the Kashmir dispute in accordance with the UN resolutions. The Indian think tanks have admitted that the Modi regime has lost its control in IIOJK. The Indian civil society has also criticized the Modi regime for its fascist policies. Islamabad is committed to provide political and diplomatic support to the people of Kashmir in their legit freedom struggle. It is high time for Pakistan to expedite its efforts to pressurize India to stop brutalities in IIOJK.
Sardar Attique Ahmed Khan (Former Prime Minister of Azad Jammu and Kashmir): India has illegally changed the demographic composition of Kashmir, which is not acceptable by Pakistan. India has a malicious agenda to settle non-Kashmiris in the Indian held valley. India must restore the special status of Kashmir and resolve all outstanding issues through dialogues. The international community must come forward to resolve the Kashmir dispute between two nuclear states. The Kashmir dispute must be resolved in accordance with the UN resolutions. Pakistan has always advocated the resolution of the Kashmir dispute as per the will of Kashmiri people.