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Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Syed Asim Munir said on Friday that fake news was being used to promote the impression that the state was in decline, Aaj News reported.

While addressing the National Farmers Convention in Islamabad, the army chief said there were attempts to create an atmosphere of panic, despair and chaos on social media.

He, however, warned that all types of mafias would be eliminated in the country.

“Formation of Pakistan is not accidental, instead it is established on the name of the Almighty,” he said, adding that the only states founded in the name of Islam were Pakistan and Madinah.

The COAS said farming was the profession of the Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) and it involves, discipline, growth and patience.

He went on to say that Pakistan has been blessed with immense natural resources and had been progressing rapidly in the 1960s.

However, the country got off track as it forgot Quaid-e-Azam’s message of unity, faith and discipline.

General Munir said that the Green Pakistan Initiative has been launched to accelerate agricultural growth in the country.

He added that the army would “serve the people and farmers of the country in this aspect”.

He said that agriculture malls, cold storage facilities, easy loans, climate change resistant seeds and genetically engineered livestock will be made available to farmers as part of the initiative.


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KU Dec 29, 2023 07:24pm
We all want to believe desperately that state is not in decline but our daily economic lives are taking vigorous battering like never before. And the world bank, IMF economic outlook or forecast is fake news?
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Johnny Walker Dec 29, 2023 07:41pm
So, what are the facts? Please read reports by Local and International financial institutions. They may be an eye opener.
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Khan Democracy Dec 29, 2023 07:58pm
Sir, inflation, unemployment, corruption etc are not fake news. Our leaders are spending most of their time in jails or courts. Once they are out of courts or jails, they clamour for power to loot. These are the facts of this country. Denying these issues and trying to hide is cowardly.
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Waris Khan Dec 29, 2023 09:18pm
It’s an excellent decision to promote Green Pakistan. It will be best to make a model farming and livestock in minimum of 25 squares. It should have all latest equipment and water channels. Best would be utilise barren land of Balochistan. To get the best results from the project one should post the best brigadier and 3 best colonels of Pak Army. One brigade can do miracles.
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zh Dec 29, 2023 09:38pm
It seems that the general is unaware of the data and statistics released by his own government, based on his superficial statement.
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zh Dec 29, 2023 09:47pm
Burying the head in the sand will not solve the problems Pakistan is facing. The first step in finding a solution to a problem is acknowledging its existence.
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Actual Truth Dec 29, 2023 09:51pm
When people on the top are in state of denial things can only get worse.
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Doc Asad Dec 29, 2023 10:47pm
This state is definitely in decline when it comes to masses , only powerful are prospering and dont care.
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Parvez Dec 30, 2023 12:21am
Fake news becomes fake only when what it says is not verifiable.
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zh Dec 30, 2023 01:55am
@Waris Khan, Better even, the army brass including gen. M should resign and get involved in the agriculture.
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JavedBhai Dec 30, 2023 04:57am
"Army chief addressing a farmers convention" mein sadqay jawaan! Kya koi aisa kaam hai Jo hamari Azeem army Nahi Kar Sakti?
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zaya zaya Dec 30, 2023 05:19am
@zh, Military Generals usually do not use Intellect, they believe in their own words ONLY!
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