Published On: Fri, May 19th, 2017

Daesh targeting minds of our youth: ISPR chief

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RAWALPINDI: Director-General Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) Major-General Asif Ghafoor highlighted the joint responsibility to save youth from extremism especially Daesh that focuses the minds of young generation.

Addressing a Seminar “Role of Youth in Rejecting Extremism” as part of our ongoing Operation Radd-ul-Fasaad, he said the ongoing anti-terrorism operation is aimed at consolidating gains of all mil ops earlier concluded in Kinetic domain and to bring about an enduring peace and stability.

He said, “One of its strands is to eliminate extremism from our society. The requirement becomes more pronounced when we see that the nature and character of this conflict has also changed with ideology of ISIS which focuses on targeting minds of our youth.”

The ISPR boss highlighted, “It is our collective duty as ‘state’ and individual duty in our respective domain to shield our youth against this threat.”

He added, “The process involves identification of threat and response measures.”

Major-General Asif Ghafoor noted, “Amongst others, we owe our achievements in ongoing operations to the youth. Of all the sacrifices made by uniformed Pakistanis 90 percent contributions are by our youth i.e. young soldiers and officers. Let us not allow their supreme sacrifice to go waste and convert our achievements into an enduring success.”–Agencies


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