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Dr. Zeeshan Zaighum Addresses 5th Generation Warfare at CASS Lahore

Dr. Zeeshan Zaighum, Assistant Professor at the School of Media and Mass Communication (SMC) - Department of Journalism, Beaconhouse National University (BNU), was honored to be invited as a guest speaker by the Centre for Aerospace and Security Studies (CASS) Lahore. The distinguished event centered around the critical theme of 'Analysing 5th Generation Warfare, Hostile Narratives, and Perception-Building Tactics Targeting Pakistan.'

During his presentation, Dr. Zaighum delved into the multifaceted dimensions of 5th Generation Warfare, exploring the methods of operations employed from both national security and political standpoints. Attendees had the opportunity to gain insights into the evolving landscape of disinformation operations (DOs) against Pakistan and the infusion of internal and external hostile narratives orchestrated by shadow networks.

The audience, comprised of senior officials from the Pakistan Air Force, Pakistan Foreign Service, academicians, journalists, and researchers, engaged in a comprehensive discussion on the recent patterns observed in hostile narratives and disinformation campaigns against the nation. Dr. Zaighum's expertise in the field of journalism and media studies provided a unique perspective on the challenges posed by these unconventional warfare tactics.

In his closing remarks, Dr. Zeeshan Zaighum presented a robust policy framework for Cognitive Security (CogSec) tailored specifically for Pakistan. The proposed framework aims to enhance the nation's resilience against cognitive threats and strengthen its ability to counter hostile narratives effectively.

The event at CASS Lahore served as a platform for collaborative dialogue, fostering a deeper understanding of the contemporary challenges faced by Pakistan in the realm of security and information warfare. Dr. Zaighum's contribution to the discussion highlighted the importance of a multidisciplinary approach in addressing the complex issues associated with 5th Generation Warfare.

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