ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Chief of Army Staff (COAS), General Syed Asim Munir has said the armed forces of Pakistan are fully prepared to cope with any sort of threat and conspiracy.
While addressing the participants of Pakistan National Youth Conference in Islamabad on Wednesday, he said Pakistan will never compromise on its sovereignty.
General Asim Munir expressing full confidence in the bright future of Pakistan and upholding the past glory of forefathers said that Allah Almighty has bestowed Pakistan with numerous mineral resources, agriculture and young human capital. He said, “Feeling immense pleasure while interacting with the future leaders of Pakistan and eagles of Iqbal.”
The Army Chief said the sole objective behind the creation of Pakistan was that our religion, civilization and culture were totally different from that of Hindus but it does not mean that we should adopt western culture. He said the youth should trust their country, nation, culture and civilization.
The COAS said that youth of Pakistan should believe that they belong to a great country and nation. He said our youngsters are the torchbearers of bright traditions of the country and the nation as well as the true outcome of the dreams of Allama Iqbal and Quaid-i-Azam.
Syed Asim Munir said the armed forces can fight terrorists but they too need cooperation and support of the entire nation. He said the negative propaganda, being spread on social media, was aimed at creating uncertainty and hopelessness in the country. He stressed the need for double checking the news on social media. He said without proper research and positive thinking, there will be a chaos in the society.
The youth, on the occasion, chanted slogans ‘Long Live Pakistan, Pakistan Army and Quaid-i-Azam Zindabad’.
He said the sole objective behind the creation of Pakistan was that our religion, civilization and culture were totally different from that of Hindus but it does not mean that we should adopt Western culture. He said the youth should trust their country, nation, culture and civilization,” Radio Pakistan quoted him as saying.
The army chief further stated that the youth of Pakistan should believe that they belong to a great country and nation, adding that youngsters were the “torchbearers of bright traditions of the country” as well as the “true outcome of the dreams of Allama Iqbal and Quaid-i-Azam”.
The COAS underscored that the youth was Pakistan’s biggest asset, and all optimism of a brighter future was associated with them.
He asked the youth to shun “despondency” and advised them to partake in building the nation through discipline, and a genuine quest for knowledge.
The army chief recounted the sacrifices made by the nation to counter the menace of terrorism and cautioned against “machinations of Pakistan’s ill wishers contributing towards extreme polarisation within the society”.
He reaffirmed the resolve of the armed forces to defend the sovereignty and territorial integrity of Pakistan against all threats with the help and support of the nation.
In his remarks, Prime Minister Anwaarul Haq Kakar appreciated the role of armed forces in the fight against the menace of terrorism with full commitment and professional excellence.
“Pakistan’s successes in war against terrorism would not have been possible without the participation and support of the youth which makes 65% of our population,” the PM added.
He affirmed that as responsible citizens of Pakistan, adding “we must all reject and collectively fight the vicious propaganda onslaught that the enemies of Pakistan have unleashed against Pakistan in the recent past.”
“Youth can play a constructive role in dealing with this emerging national security challenge provided they remain focused, and fact checked all details through authentic information from the state institutions rather than falling prey to propaganda.”