Published On: Sat, Apr 13th, 2019
Published in Category: Islamabad

Pakistan ready to march on the path of development after successfully passing through testing times: President

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ISLAMABAD: President Dr Arif Alvi has said that Pakistan is ready to march on the path of development after successfully passing through testing times.

Addressing the 8th convocation of Air University in Islamabad on Friday, he said the recent skirmish with India and the way Pakistan hosted millions of refugees speak volume of the strength of the country. We have learnt a lot from these challenging times.

The President said nobody can stop us now to build a new Pakistan. He expressed the confidence that the youth of this country will also make their contributions for socio economic uplift and to realize the dream of Naya and better Pakistan.

He; however noted that uplifting the deprived and poor segments of the society is imperative for overall development of the country. The society that does not work for improvement in the living standard of the downtrodden does not progress as a whole. We all have to work in unison for betterment of the country and the nation.

The President said the elite that feels and works only for its own benefit does not prove useful for the country. He urged the students to have soft feelings and also work for those who have any deficiency or have been deprived of opportunities.

President Arif Alvi pointed out that about twenty million children are out of school and it is also the responsibility of the educated youth to play their part for their education.  He especially hailed the efforts put in by the Air University for bringing the out of school children to the educational institutions.

The President said there are massive opportunities and multiple sources of acquiring knowledge, including online material; and the students should optimally use them for enhancing their knowledge.

Earlier, the President also gave away awards and medals to the outstanding graduating students. Air Chief Mujahid Anwar Khan was also present on the occasion.

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