Students should be wary of misinformation being spread by the enemy to create confusion among people.
Speaking at an art competition in connection with Pakistan Day National University of Modern Languages (NUML) Director General Brig Muhammad Ibrahim warned students against believing propaganda based news about Pakistan.
Furthermore, he urged students to keep their patriotic spirit alive and acknowledge the struggles of our forefathers in getting this beautiful homeland. “After many sacrifices, it is our responsibility to keep this flag up and save it from all evils,” he said.
Today, when our enemy has failed to defeat us on geographical borders due to our defense forces now the enemy is trying to conquer the minds of our youth through social media, calling it a fifth generation or hybrid war.
Understanding 5th generation warfare
He further stated: “It’s not the army who fights alone but the whole nation fights with their armed forces. Stay vigilant while using social media and promote a positive image of Pakistan, he was exchanging these views while talking to the students and faculty members of NUML’s mass communication department during the art competition. The theme of the competition was “Pakistaniat: Thinking beyond Perception”.
Social Sciences Dean Prof Dr Shahid Siddiqui, Mass Communication Head of Department Dr Khalid Sultan, Coordinator Aqeel Malik, guests from various departments and large number of students were also present at the occasion.
Moreover, NUML DG added, “Our youth is our asset and our enemy wants to manipulate the minds of our youth to use them against their own motherland. With the help of Almighty Allah and support of our nation we have defeated our enemies in every field.”
He later visited the art gallery in which students’ paintings and photographs displayed. He distributed cash prizes and shields among the winners.
Published in The Express Tribune, March 26th, 2019.