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Remain mindful of hostile narratives on social media

RAWALPINDI: Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa has advised students to remain mindful and vigilant of hostile narratives on social media.

“Educated youth is a prime target of ISIS and affiliates, be extra cautious”, COAS said during his visit to Inter Services Publication Directorate (ISPR) on Thursday, informed a press release issued by the army’s media directorate.

COAS addressed and interacted with youth undergoing annual internship program at the ISPR and congratulated the students on successful completion of the internship program.

Speaking on the occasion, COAS said that Pakistan is blessed with most talented and vibrant youth, and, future of Pakistan belongs to them.

General Bajwa said that he has full confidence and optimism that Pakistani youth realising their potential will lead Pakistan to new era of peace and progress.

COAS 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 Pak Army and hope he sees in future of Pakistan keeps him motivated and committed to the cause.

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

“Pakistan Army is capable to meet all internal and external challenge and has achieved great successes to rid country of violence and terrorism,” he said. “However for enduring peace, each one of us has to contribute our respective bit. Every Pakistani is a soldier of Operation Rudd-ul-Fasaad.”

“Your success and progress in life depend on three things; Faith in Allah, respect to 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 Program 2017 was held from 11 July to 17 August 2017 comprising students from various educational institutions across the country including FATA.

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