PR No. 56 Islamabad

President Mamnoon Hussain has said that the world is going through rapid changes and Pakistani students should work hard to keep in line with these changing circumstances so that the country could progress and earn a rightful place in the comity of nations.

The President was talking to a delegation of students of Habib Public School, Karachi who called on him at the Aiwan-e-Sadr, Islamabad on Monday. On the occasion the president was also presented a memento of Habib Public School.

The President emphasized that no nation in the world could progress without focusing on research therefore the youth should promote culture of research in all walks of life. He stated that information and digital technologies are the future technologies in which the new generation of Pakistan should acquire special expertise to enable them to serve the country to cope with the challenges of modern era.

The President underlined that healthy and pro-active youth are true assets of any nation and for this reason promotion of sports is a must. The President noted that in the past Habib Public School and other educational institutions of Karachi earned great goodwill and produced big name in different fields including sports. But during the last two years Karachi has not been able to maintain its distinct position therefore it is imperative that educational institutes of Karachi should promote curricular as well as extracurricular activities adding that Habib Public School should lead in this regard.

President Mamnoon Hussain said that Pakistan is a great blessing of Allah and its development and security is our foremost responsibility. This responsibility can only be discharged if our younger generation focuses whole heartedly on education with full sense of responsibility to become the true architect of national development.

Commending the services of the founder of Habib Public School Muhammad Ali Habib, the President said that being the trusted companion of Quaid-e-Azam he not only rendered extraordinary services in the realm of education but also laid the foundation of banking industry in the country for which he will always be remembered.