COAS warns youth against militants’ activities on social media

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Pakistan
RAWALPINDI – Chief of Army Staff General Qamar Javed Bajwa advising the youth to be extra cautious has asked them to remain mindful and vigilant of hostile narratives through social media as educated youth is prime target of ISIS and affiliates, ISPR reported.
COAS stated this while addressing the youth undergoing annual internship programme at Inter Services Publication Directorate (ISPR). Assuring the students that Pakistan Army is committed to provide them a safe, secure and stable Pakistan, he said that army is capable to meet all internal and external challenge.
“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”. “Every Pakistani is soldier of Operation Rudd-ul-Fasaad” COAS said.
COAS congratulated the students on successful completion of the internship program, adding that “Pakistan is blessed with most talented and vibrant youth, and, future of Pakistan belongs to them”.
COAS said that he  has full confidence and optimism that Pakistani youth realizing their potential will lead Pakistan to new era of peace and progress. The Army chief  asked the interns 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 COAS 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.

“Your success and progress in life depends on three things; Faith in Allah, serve your  parents and hard work. This trinity is key to success” COAS remarked in response to the question on key to success in life.

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.