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Jaranwala incident is extremely tragic and totally intolerable: COAS Asim Munir

Jaranwala incident is extremely tragic and totally intolerable: COAS Asim Munir
August 17, 2023 Web Desk

RAWALPINDI (92 News) - Chief of Army Staff General Syed Asim Munir addressed the participants of yearly ISPR Internship Program being attended by over 370 students from various universities across Pakistan.

Addressing the participants, COAS emphasized upon the role of youth towards national development. “Youth is future of Pakistan, which can contribute immensely towards peace, progress and prosperity of the country.”

The COAS also highlighted the efforts of inimical forces towards creating and fomenting fissures, intolerance, mistrust and violent behaviour among the people to spread anarchy and unrest in the country. “It is imperative for the youth to discern the difference between truth, half truth, lies, misinformation and disinformation,“ he added.

Responding to a question by a participant, COAS said “Jaranwala incident is extremely tragic and totally intolerable. There is no space for such incidents of intolerance and extreme behavior by any segment of the society against anyone, particularly against minorities.”

He said that all citizens of Pakistan are equal amongst each other irrespective of religion, gender, cast or creed. He emphasized that no one will be allowed to take law in own hands and those culpable of committing such crimes will be brought before the court of justice.

In the end, the COAS appreciated the young internees for successfully completing the programme.