Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa has stressed that misinformation and propaganda threatened state’s integrity and required timely and unified response to effectively counter speculations and rumours.
He said this while visiting the Lahore Garrison over the weekend, military’s media wing, the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR), said in a statement on Sunday.
The army chief maintained that the military drew its strength from people and any effort to create wedge between military and population will not be tolerated. “The hostile forces are trying this for a long time but they won’t succeed, Insha Allah,” he was quoted as saying as he interacted with garrison officers and veterans in two separate interactive sessions.
Opon his arrival at the garrison, the COAS was received by Corps Commander Lieutenant General Muhammad Abdul Aziz.
During the visit, the army chief appreciated Lahore Corps for maintaining high standards of operational preparedness and training.