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Army chief asks youth to be vigilant of hostile narratives on social media

RAWALPINDI: Army chief  (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa on Thursday asked youth to remain mindful and vigilant of hostile narratives spread through social media.

“Every Pakistani is a soldier of Operation Rudd-ul-Fasaad. Educated youth is prime target of ISIS and its affiliates, so be extra cautious,” he advised the youth while addressing and interacting with young students at their graduation ceremony of internship programme at the Inter Services Public Relations (ISPR).

The annual Internship Programme 2017 was held from 11 July to 17 August 2017 comprising students from various educational institutions across the country including FATA.

The COAS also assured the students that Pakistan Army was committed to provide them a safe, secure and stable Pakistan.

“Pakistan Army is capable to meet all internal and external challenges. Pakistan Army has achieved great successes to rid country of violence and terrorism. However for enduring peace each one of us has to contribute our respective bit,” he said.

To a query, the Army chief said: “Your success and progress in life depends on three things; Faith in Allah, serve your parents and hard work.”

He also congratulated the students on successful completion of their internship program.

Speaking on the occasion, Bajwa said that Pakistan was blessed with most talented and vibrant youth, and, future of Pakistan belonged to them.

He said that he had full confidence and optimism that Pakistani youth realizing their potential would lead Pakistan to new era of peace and progress.

The COAS asked the internees to have confidence in themselves, adhere to merit, follow rule of law, and don’t look for shortcuts in life for success.

In response to a question that how did he maintain his morale amid so much of challenges and pressures, He replied that selfless motivation of his outfit (Pak Army) and hope he sees in future of Pakistan (the youth) keeps him motivated and committed to the cause.



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