PR No. 219 Islamabad: December 22, 2015

President Mamnoon Hussain said that Pakistan Scouts have rendered commendable services for the country and fulfilled their responsibility during the time of every calamity adding that this is the passion on the basis of which founder of Pakistan accepted the leadership of scout movement. The President stated that today he is very proud to become a part of scout movement by following into the footsteps of Quaid-e-Azam.

The President was addressing the investiture ceremony of Pakistan Scouts at the Aiwan-e-Sadr, Islamabad on Tuesday. President Mamnoon Hussain took oath of the office as 15th Chief Scout of Pakistan by Ms. Rahila Durrani Chief Commissioner Pakistan Boy Scouts Association (PBSA) during the ceremony.

Addressing the investiture ceremony, the President further said that as followers of Quaid-e-Azam it is our responsibility that we deeply study his life so that we could know what were the characteristics of his personality owing to which he was included in the list of world’s greatest statesmen. The President noted that after the creation of Pakistan scouts rendered admirable services in Muhajireen camps besides they always came up to the expectations of the people during every calamity. The President also praised the services of Pakistan Scouts in the last few years during natural disasters, tree plantation and on other occasions.

The President said that the present government is giving priority to enhance energy generation, improve law and order situation and upgrade education and health sectors. “It is my desire that young scouts should play their role in this national struggle and particularly play a frontline role in curbing corruption,” remarked the President.

The President noted that activities of Pakistan Scouts Cadet College for promoting quality education are ample proof of their commitment for which I pay tribute to them and hope that in every sector of life they would continue playing excellent role just like they did in the past.

Earlier, Chief Commissioner PBSA Ms. Raheela Durrani also addressed the ceremony. Governor/Chief Scout Punjab Rafique Rajwana, Governor/Chief Scout Gilgit-Baltistan Mir Ghazanfar Ali Khan, Chairman Higher Education Commission Dr. Mukhtar Ahmed and senior officials attended the ceremony.