‘Dialogue’ solution to conflict, not use of weapons: Ahsan
ISLAMABAD – Federal Minister for Planning, Development and Special Initiatives Ahsan Iqbal on Wednesday said the solution to differences was dialogue not the use of weapons. He said that scientific research was needed to get rid of terrorism and extremism.
While addressing a two-day International Islamic Conference on Peace organised by the Islamic Research Institute (IRI) of the International Islamic University Islamabad (IIUI), he said that the widespread access to social media has allowed extremist elements to propagate negative attitudes. He said today wars were being fought on a hybrid level.
Federal Minister said that the main weapon of hybrid war was disseminating hatred. He said that few elements were attempting to pollute the minds of the people by spreading lies.
Ahsan Iqbal stressed upon the need of establishing institutions to curb the uncertainty caused by negative elements. Talking about the issues of peaceful coexistence with India, he said that the identity of Muslims and Islamic values were at stake in the neighbouring country as Indian government was advocating actions based on prejudice against the Muslims.