The world has now realised that war is a dangerous thing, Federal Information Minister Fawad Chaudhry said.
Addressing the media in Islamabad on Wednesday, he said we are fighting “media wars”. “The media is a platform through which we communicate our narrative to other nations. Pakistan supports the counter narrative of terrorism,” he added.
He was of the view that hybrid warfare should be most the important discussion in today’s world. There is a trend of hybrid warfare in media technology and propaganda has been used as a weapon of war for many centuries, he said.
“Along with technology evolution, there has been an evolution in political philosophy,” the information minister said. “After 1950, no country was conquered by another country. Iraq had annexed Kuwait but had to give it back,” he said.
“Hybrid warfare has taken over”, he explained. “Its success depends on the idea and presentation. India remained successful in its propaganda by ruining our presentation. India had linked Pakistan with religious extremism and terrorism. There wasn’t a single book published in the US with Pakistan’s narrative in the past 19 years.”
Chaudhry said we cannot expect international organizations to show us support as we had kicked them out of Pakistan. In 1971, Pakistan banned international media and took them out of Dhaka. Due to these policies, Pakistan had to face negative consequences, he said.
“We outclassed India due to our stance on the Pulwama attack as our idea was strong. Our prime minister stood for peace. Narendra Modi was selling a weak idea. The whole world is saying that Modi was responsible for Pulwama to support his election campaign and he took innocent lives for his own benefit,” he said.