• Thursday, July 16, 2020

ISPR

Discussion in 'Pakistan Army' started by Ahmet Pasha, Jul 1, 2020.

  1. Ahmet Pasha

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    This thread is not aimed at empty criticism with no aim.

    But I am starting to wonder where is ISPR. It seems to have vanished off the national discourse since the new DG sahb took over.

    ISPR had turned into a stellar oganization with a voice of reason which echoed with all the voices of the nation.

    ISPR not only countered terrorism under DG Asim Bajwa's in Gen Raheel's Cabinet.

    But also countered totally ridiculous, unfounded anti national propogandas and psychological mind games enemy imposed upon us. Such as missing persons, poison of Hamid Mir, India's threats and adventurism, Kashmir, PTM lar o bar BS etc etc. Under DG Asif Ghafoor in Gen Q J Bajwa's team.

    Gen Asif Ghafoor did an absolutely amazing job of winning people's hearts and minds and bridging the great divide that was ever increasing and capitalized by the enemies foreign and domestic.

    ISPR is a very, very important organization. Because Christine Fair(I think, if someone can help me find exact quote) said something along the lines that 'it is Pakistan's Army that is holding together Pakistan's social fabric'.

    With the appointment of the new DG Babr Iftikhar. ISPR seems to be going through a dormant/latent phase. But he joined only in February so it has been around 5 months. So he could still be finishing some courses/on the job training idk.

    But ISPR vanishing like this has left me at least wanting for it's return. I say this because Pakistan has 0, ZERO, NONE, NADA professional media platforms where the state of the country can be discussed without sensationalism, lies or downright paindoo attitude.

    Au contraire, watching Gen Asif Ghafoor conduct his detailed, thorough press conferences made me feel like I am watching Al-Jazeera Inside Story. Which is a show I'll admit I like because it provides a balanced, well thought out analysis and has very professional analysts/academia well versed in natsec/economy/geo politics/foreign policy etc etc. Not just a bunch of guys sitting on a show defending the failures of their political parties with whatever lies or excuses they can think of.

    ISPR is a wonderful tool in Pakistan's especially Pakistan Army's toolkit. We worked too hard to sharpen it. We shouldn't simply let it fade away.
     
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  2. crankthatskunk

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    I agree, Pakistani media is useless.
    When I hear questioning by some of Pakistani Journalists in English, I start to laugh. It is abysmal to say the least.

    I mention one Pakistani journalist specially, not that I have something against him, but because he does try to read some reports in English in his programs. When Sabir Shakir reads English quotes in his programs, my stomach churns. How did he reached the lofty heights of "Bureau Chief" and almost a director within ARY Digital!!
    Lets be fair, singling him out doesn't serve the purpose, they all are equally bad.
     
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  3. litman

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    there isnt anything wrong if they cant speak english. can brits speak urdu ? no. there is no shame in it. english is not our local language and people generally dont talk with each other in english. there shouldnt be any obsession with english as our neighbours in the east have. many great nations dont care about english. they are proud of their own language. the next likely super power is doing very fine without english. i have met with chinese engineers and doctors. many of them highly professional but cant speak more then a few words in english.

    i think ISPR has adopted more professional approach. speak less and to the point. let your team do the war on social media. the DG should give them the direction. i am sure they must have many hired experts for media warfare. its not the level of DG ISPR to have an argument with classless people like sana bucha on social media or congratulating usman khawaja on his batting against indian team.
     
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    ISI/Establishment has realized that it cannot sustain a tit for tat information war vis a vis India because of India's broader influence, credibility and numerical superiority. Ghafoor was tweeting a lot but nothing was happening, there is nothing to show - and eventually his handle got overwhelmed by the counter narratives. Maybe it is an effective tool to boost morale at home but in terms of achieving Pakistani objectives, ISPR has only made matters worse and caused India to adopt similar practices which ultimately have lead to a deeper stalemate with no effective way out other than to reduce such practices - which is what we are witnessing now.
     
  5. Foxtrot Alpha

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    :rofl::rofl:

    :blah:
    Perhaps you have forgotten, it was your Military leadership that accepted the defeated in INFOWAR with Pakistan. In an interview your air chief accepted that Military victory was lost due to poor InfoWar....see his interview post Feb 27

    It was your Army that said they want to set up a unit along the lines of ISPR....so nice joke

    @Spring Onion se poocho she will tell you :D
    I would have closed the thread - but this one needs to be run, I want answers too :angry:
     
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  6. Imran Khan

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    ISPR is a migrane for india do you see how badly they killed indian propegenda on 27 feb and after ? . ISPR is one of the best things happen to pak military liek POF/NESSCOM/HIT/PAC/KSY/etc .
     
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  7. Pan-Islamic-Pakistan

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    Watch Orya Maqbool Jan and Dr. Shahid Masood, apparently they have the ears of Imran Khan and PTI as well.

    Rest like Hamid Mir and Mubasher Lucman should be avoided. I am sure there are some good ones in there too.

    Khabarnaak host is good also, but mostly it is comedy.
     
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    ISPR was active - was painful to many Pakistanis.
    ISPR not active - again painful to many Pakistanis.
     
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    Our military fights on the battlefield rather than on the internet or news media.
     
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    It was you flaunting the strength of India in Information warfare but when countered with the facts now You ae changing the goalpost.

    Just for the record Indians got spanked on the battlefield too.
     
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  11. Foxtrot Alpha

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    You need to read on Information War
     
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  12. Pan-Islamic-Pakistan

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    We need Asif Ghafoor 2.0. It doesn't even have to be an ISPR head, but there needs to be a tool that Pakistan can get out its message across the world.
     
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  13. American Pakistani

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    In war ,it is never enough. Even if they hired media, it is not working out. While bhartis are churning out propaganda after propaganda, there is deep deep silence from ISPR and Bajwa. We desperately need a duo like Raheel Sharif and Ghafoor.

    I agree with OPs criticism that it seem like this great institution is now dumb and has lost its voice at the time we need it the most.
     
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  14. khansaheeb

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    No talk just action now. India face the consequences for your Nazi play. War is in the horizon time for change is near, your barbarity and cruelty will be answered by a crushing defeat on all fronts.
     
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    You guys even don't have anything to match with ISPR :lol::lol::lol:
     
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