Youth can contribute immensely towards peace, progress: COAS

Gen Asim Munir terms Jaranwala incident extremely tragic and totally intolerable.

RAWALPINDI: Chief of Army Staff General Syed Asim Munir has emphasized upon the role of youth towards national development.

He was addressing participants of yearly ISPR Internship Program being attended by over 370 students from various universities across Pakistan. He said the youth is future of Pakistan, which can contribute immensely towards peace, progress and prosperity of the country.

Army chief also highlighted the efforts of inimical forces towards creating and fomenting fissures, intolerance, mistrust and violent behavior among the people to spread anarchy and unrest in the country. He remarked that it is imperative for the youth to discern the difference between truth, half-truth, lies, misinformation and disinformation.

While responding to a question by a participant, the army chief termed the Jaranwala incident extremely tragic and totally intolerable. He said there is no space for such incidents of intolerance and extreme behavior by any segment of the society against anyone, particularly against minorities.

He emphasized that no one will be allowed to take law in own hands and those culpable of committing such crimes will be brought before the court of justice. The army chief said that all citizens of Pakistan are equal irrespective of religion, gender, cast or creed.

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