Govt seeking to shed Pakistan’s ‘security state’ reputation

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ISLAMABAD: Minister for Information and Broadcasting Fawad Hussain Chaudhry has said that the government is making efforts to transform Pakistan from a security state into an open country.

He was addressing a media workshop on “Hybrid Warfare and Pakistan’s Readiness” here on Wednesday. He said in modern era, propaganda has become the primary tool of warfare while kinetic warfare has assumed secondary importance.

He said strong ideas and excellent ways of their presentation are prerequisites to success of hybrid warfare. He said in modern times wars are fought in media, rather than the battlefront.

The minister said due to its strong narrative, Pakistan succeeded in convincing the world that the Indian government has used the Pulwama incident for winning election.

He said it was due to the successful media policy of the Pakistani government that India has got isolated on the issue of Pulwama.

He said reforms are underway in the Information Ministry to make it a tool for promotion of the state, rather than a political party. He said the government is also making efforts to bring international media back to Pakistan.

He said that major reforms will be introduced in the state media this year to effectively present Pakistan’s narrative on different issues.