Pakistani military establishment is trying hard to ignore the demands for constitutional rights in Gilgit-Baltistan, and the Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) along with the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) uses traditional media propaganda in this regard. According to locals, the culture and languages of Gilgit-Baltistan and Kashmir are different but still the state-run PTV presents them as one for political reason.
A reporter from Gilgit says that the ISI with a dozen other secret agencies always boosts the Pakistan Army at the cost of national integrity in the region through the fear-and-terror strategy. He narrated a story that when Muhammad Ayub – a 28-year-old soldier from Hunza, who was member of the Special Services Group of Pakistan Army and died during a terrorist attack on the GHQ in Rawalpindi – the ISPR, instead of Pakistan or the Army as an institution, used it to boost the personal image of Army Chief Gen. Ashfaq Kayani. He has sent a dubbed national song considering it the first propaganda literature in Burushaski language.
"This kind of 20th-century-communist-like-propaganda can't work in the Cyber Age, and it often backfires," says a media analyst from Islamabad. "The military should go back to the barrack and stop policy-dictation to successive elected governments."
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