Web Desk (24 News) — Pakistan Army is has set an example for the whole world in cleansing ‘barbarians’ from Pakistan, said Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa on Thursday. While Army fights terrorists, terrorism and extremism is fought by law enforcing agencies and society, said the COAS.
Talking at a seminar organized by Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR), COAS talked about terrorism and its effects on youth. “We will only have a clear concept of extremism if we have a clear concept of our own identity and values. A youth driven towards extremism is a youth without a clear idea of his values and identity”, said the COAS.
He criticized the wide-spread use of word ‘terrorism’. “The term ‘extremism’ is often unjustly applied to devout sections of Muslim societies, alienating them in the process”, said General Bajwa. “It is unfair and dangerous. Unfair, because of its inherent and totally wrong association of extremism with Islam”, he added.
General Bajwa also conceded the presence of hostile forces working against Pakistan. “Our enemies, both state and non-state, are actively pursuing divisive tendencies in society”, said Bajwa while talking to the audience.
“We are being targeted by not only terrorists but also spin masters of multiple hostile agencies, trying to subvert our minds, particularly that of our youth”, stated Bajwa in an impassioned speech.