AIRLINK 78.61 Increased By ▲ 5.08 (6.91%)
BOP 4.65 Decreased By ▼ -0.02 (-0.43%)
CNERGY 4.03 Increased By ▲ 0.02 (0.5%)
DFML 36.48 Increased By ▲ 0.39 (1.08%)
DGKC 88.25 Increased By ▲ 1.70 (1.96%)
FCCL 22.29 Increased By ▲ 0.31 (1.41%)
FFBL 30.15 Increased By ▲ 0.14 (0.47%)
FFL 9.18 No Change ▼ 0.00 (0%)
GGL 9.92 Increased By ▲ 0.06 (0.61%)
HASCOL 6.11 Decreased By ▼ -0.14 (-2.24%)
HBL 105.00 Decreased By ▼ -0.01 (-0.01%)
HUBC 137.50 Increased By ▲ 0.05 (0.04%)
HUMNL 10.65 Decreased By ▼ -0.10 (-0.93%)
KEL 4.64 Increased By ▲ 0.15 (3.34%)
KOSM 4.00 Increased By ▲ 0.01 (0.25%)
MLCF 37.13 Increased By ▲ 0.43 (1.17%)
OGDC 119.19 Decreased By ▼ -0.21 (-0.18%)
PAEL 23.98 Increased By ▲ 0.01 (0.04%)
PIBTL 6.07 Increased By ▲ 0.02 (0.33%)
PPL 114.05 Increased By ▲ 1.55 (1.38%)
PRL 23.17 Increased By ▲ 0.36 (1.58%)
PTC 12.20 Increased By ▲ 0.30 (2.52%)
SEARL 59.05 Increased By ▲ 0.65 (1.11%)
SNGP 61.98 Increased By ▲ 0.87 (1.42%)
SSGC 9.76 Increased By ▲ 0.11 (1.14%)
TELE 7.67 Increased By ▲ 0.12 (1.59%)
TPLP 9.48 Decreased By ▼ -0.06 (-0.63%)
TRG 63.72 Increased By ▲ 0.62 (0.98%)
UNITY 26.85 Increased By ▲ 0.05 (0.19%)
WTL 1.30 Increased By ▲ 0.01 (0.78%)
BR100 7,583 Increased By 39.5 (0.52%)
BR30 24,238 Increased By 202.6 (0.84%)
KSE100 72,797 Increased By 207.9 (0.29%)
KSE30 23,213 Increased By 76.4 (0.33%)

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.

Comments

200 characters
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?
thumb_up Recommended (0) reply Reply
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.
thumb_up Recommended (0) reply Reply
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.
thumb_up Recommended (0) reply Reply
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.
thumb_up Recommended (0) reply Reply
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.
thumb_up Recommended (0) reply Reply
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.
thumb_up Recommended (0) reply Reply
Actual Truth Dec 29, 2023 09:51pm
When people on the top are in state of denial things can only get worse.
thumb_up Recommended (0) reply Reply
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.
thumb_up Recommended (0) reply Reply
Parvez Dec 30, 2023 12:21am
Fake news becomes fake only when what it says is not verifiable.
thumb_up Recommended (0) reply Reply
zh Dec 30, 2023 01:55am
@Waris Khan, Better even, the army brass including gen. M should resign and get involved in the agriculture.
thumb_up Recommended (0) reply Reply
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?
thumb_up Recommended (0) reply Reply
zaya zaya Dec 30, 2023 05:19am
@zh, Military Generals usually do not use Intellect, they believe in their own words ONLY!
thumb_up Recommended (0) reply Reply