Jaranwala incident extremely tragic and totally intolerable: COAS


RAWALPINDI: Chief of Army Staff (COAS) Gen Syed Asim Munir has said that the “Jaranwala incident is extremely tragic and totally intolerable.”

Addressing the participants of yearly ISPR Internship Programme attended by over 370 students from various universities across Pakistan, the COAS, while responding to a question by a participant, said “Jaranwala incident is extremely tragic and totally intolerable. There is no space for such incidents of intolerance and extreme behaviour by any segment of the society against anyone, particularly against minorities.”

According to a press release issued by the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR), he said that all citizens of Pakistan are equal amongst each other irrespective of religion, gender, cast or creed.

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The COAS emphasised 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, the ISPR said.

“Youth is future of Pakistan, which can contribute immensely towards peace, progress and prosperity of the country.”

The army chief emphasised upon the role of youth towards national development.

According to the ISPR, 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’s imperative for the youth to discern the difference between truth, half truth, lies, misinformation and disinformation,” the COAS remarked.

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

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