RAWALPINDI – Army Chief General Qamar Jawed Bajwa made shocking revelation during his speech today in the seminar on Thursday over “Role of Youth in Rejecting Extremism”, organised by ISPR.
Gen Bajwa revealed that, the lawyer who presented Pakistan’s case in International Court of Justice (ICJ) was arranged by the Army, and not the foreign office.
While responding to a question from a journalist, Army Chief stated that, Pak Army is handling all the issues that are responsibilities of civilian institutions.
General Bajwa mentioned that, Army is handling many issues including Reko Diq Case, Indus Water Treaty Case, Kulbhushan Jadhav Case along with all the operations against terrorism in the country.
COAS was of the opinion that young generation is the key to development for the nation.
Given below is an excerpt from his speech:
“We as a Nation, have fought the menace of terrorism most valiantly, giving unparalleled sacrifices. Our Armed forces have set an example for the whole world in cleansing these barbarians from their potholes. Our success is acknowledged the world over.”
“It would not have been possible without your support. Each one of you was on our back. I want to appreciate every segment of the society, especially our LEAs and the media, for their consistent support in helping us cutting these monsters to their size.
Today, we are at the most critical phase of our war against terror. As we transit gradually from major operations against terrorism to more intricate, targeted operations against residual threat, under the ambit of Operation Rad-ul-Fasaad, we must also find ways to ensure that the causes behind terrorism are addressed and National Action Plan is actualized.”
Ladies and Gentlemen!
“Pakistan is a young Nation, both in historic and demographic terms. Demographically, over 50% of our population is projected to be less than 25 years of age. The future of our country literally lies with the direction that our youth take over the next few years.
We are standing at a crossroads; ten year down the line, we will either be enjoying the fruits of a youth dividend or suffering at the hands of a youth bulge, especially with the youth which remains vulnerable to extremism.
Extremism is a relative term. It is relative to our perception of what is ‘normal’. Therefore, 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.
Most important stimulus driving a young adult, is to find purpose and meaning in life.”