World Economic Forum News
DAVOS: Former Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General (Retd) Raheel Sharif Tuesday
highlighted Pakistan army’s counter-insurgency operations and improved security
environment at World Economic Forum (WEF) annual meeting in Davos.
During the panel discussion on “Terrorism in the Digital Age”, Sharif said that intelligence
sharing is key to success against terrorism.
“Intelligence sharing is key to success against terrorism. That’s very very important. If there
is intelligence shared, actionable intelligence, and countries work and act on it, I think
they can bring a difference.”
“In Pakistan, it was a whole of nation approach… which paid. Everybody came together.
At an international level also, there is a requirement to have synergy, and in fact a platform.
The UN Resolution 1373 says everybody has a responsibility,” he added.
To a question about effective use of digital platform by terrorists, Sharif said it gives
them huge advantage. “I personally feel that these terrorists have the ability to mutate,
morph and they can do it very quickly.”
“And obviously this platform of digital age is available whether it is social media or any
other platform they use it very very effectively,” he added.
Speaking about the modern mode to speed up terrorism globally, the former army
chief said: “recruitment is one thing which is done on that (social media) and I think
the financier, abettors, facilitator and the sympathisers all of them are involved in this.”