RAWALPINDI: Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa on Monday expressed that Pakistan’s youth now is the prime target of enemies in the ‘hybrid war’.
Gen Bajwa said this while interacting with youth during their ongoing annual internship programme at the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) directorate on Monday.
Speaking on the occasion, the army chief expressed confidence and optimism that the youth of Pakistan will lead it to a new era of peace and progress and will defeat all kind of potential risks.
The COAS further said that Pakistan is blessed with most talented and vibrant youth and future of Pakistan belongs to them. “Realise your potential to lead the country to a new era of peace and progress.”
He said that the state is determined to root out extremism and terrorism for which youth has an important role to play.
The army chief said that the nature and the character of war have changed. “Youth now is the prime target of our enemies in the hybrid war,” he added.
Gen Bajwa advised the youth to stay determined and defeat all such threats to take Pakistan forward to its rightful destination.
Acknowledging the efforts of the youth on the historic merger of erstwhile FATA into Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP), the COAS said that this mainstreaming shall facilitate bringing enduring peace, stability and socio-economic development for the long-neglected and terrorism rid area.
He emphasised that education has to stay as our national priority and Pakistan Army is determined to provide wholehearted support towards this state objective, especially in Balochistan.
“Establishment of NUST campus in Balochistan and Khushhal Balochistan are a testimony of our commitment,” he remarked.