ISLAMABAD: Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Asim Munir emphasized the impact of “negative propaganda” on social media during the Pakistan National Youth Conference in Islamabad on Wednesday.
COAS Munir, addressing the attendees, including caretaker Prime Minister Anwaarul Haq Kakar, highlighted that such propaganda aims to create uncertainty and hopelessness in the country.
During his speech, the army chief stressed the importance of double-checking news on social media, advocating for proper research and positive thinking to prevent chaos in society. He assured that the armed forces of Pakistan were fully prepared to counter any threat or conspiracy, emphasizing that the country would not compromise on its sovereignty.
COAS Munir expressed confidence in the bright future of Pakistan, acknowledging the nation’s abundant mineral resources, agriculture, and young human capital. He urged the youth to trust their country, nation, culture, and civilization, emphasizing that the youth are the torchbearers of the country’s traditions and the true outcome of the dreams of Allama Iqbal and Quaid-i-Azam.
The army chief emphasized that while the armed forces could combat terrorists, they needed cooperation and support from the entire nation. He underscored the role of the youth as Pakistan’s biggest asset and encouraged them to actively participate in nation-building through discipline and a genuine quest for knowledge.
In a statement issued by the Prime Minister’s Office, COAS Munir was quoted cautioning against the machinations of ill-wishers contributing to extreme polarization within Pakistani society.
PM Kakar praised the armed forces for their commitment and professional excellence in the fight against terrorism, noting that the youth’s participation and support were crucial for the nation’s success.
The premier called for a rejection of propaganda and urged the youth to fact-check details through authentic information from state institutions to address emerging national security challenges.