PR No. 231 Islamabad: December 24, 2015

President Mamnoon Hussain on Thursday said that days of despair and frustration had passed and fate of the country was bright now adding that the whole nation in particular the new generation and people belonging to education sector should effectively fulfills their responsibilities and obligations.

Addressing the Teachers and Students of Quaid-i-Azam Muhammad Ali
Jinnah’s Alma Mater, the Sindh Madressatul Islam Univeristy (SMIU) at State Guest House here, he said that education was his first and foremost priority so that the new generation could be guided about their obligations so that they could lead the country in future. He said that the future of the country was in the hands of the new generation.

“After attaining independence, the country was on the right track and the possibilities for progress and development were many”, he said adding that this
passion and speed of development lasted since 70s but later as a result of corruption the pace of development stopped.”

“It is my utmost desire that the new generation plays its role in eradicating the menace of corruption so that the country could be put on the path to development”, remarked the President. He said that Quaid-i-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah, the father of the nation, was a great man who gave us Pakistan and the better way to pay homage to the father of the nation is to put the country on path to success and prosperity in the light of his teachings and vision.

The President said that the present government was taking the country in the right direction. He pointed out that few years back it was speculated that the country would be defaulted but now the International financial institutions were praising the government for its economic measures. He said that now it was impossible to stop the country from becoming an economic power.

The President stated that China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) was an unprecedented step, when completed; it would be a monument of the century adding that it is the responsibility of the nation to make CPEC project successful.

The President said that many energy projects were also part of the CPEC and
he hoped that there would be no load shedding by 2018. He said that the country would soon hear the good news of a uniform national educational curriculum.
Advising the teachers and students of the SMIU, he said that they should
bring laurels to the varsity as it was the alma mater of father of the nation.

Earlier, Vice Chancellor of the SMIU, Muhammad Ali Sheikh briefed the President about the activities of the university.