Director General Inter Services Public Relations (ISPR) Major General Asif Ghafoor on Thursday said the “nature and character” of extremism has changed.
Addressing the Role of Youth in Rejecting Extremism seminar, Ghafoor said, “I stand very privileged here today as your host to welcome you on this seminar as part of our ongoing Operation Raddul Fasaad.”
“Raddul Fasaad is aimed at consolidating gains of all military operatioms earlier concluded in kinetic domain and to bring about an enduring peace and stability. 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 Islamic State which focuses on targeting minds of our youth,” he said.
The DG ISPR further said it is our collective duty as ‘state’ and individual duty in our respective domain to shield our youth against this threat. “The process involves identification of threat and response measures,” he added.
“Please know that amongst others, we owe our achievements in ongoing operations to the youth. Of all the sacrifices made by uniformed Pakistanis 90 per cent contributions are by our young soldiers and officers.”
According to Ghafoor, the seminar was focused on an analysis of “the phenomenon of extremism”.
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