LAHORE, Pakistan: President Mamnoon Hussain on Thursday said in the interest of nation, concerted efforts were needed to end unfair practices as well as injustice at all levels.
While addressing the concluding day of three-day 10th Annual Nazria Pakistan Conference at Nazria Pakistan Trust auditorium in Lahore, the president said the nation had ample potential to compete and excel in all fields of life and urged efforts for progress of the Country while overcoming small internal issues and mutual differences.
The president said Pakistan would have achieved greater success and more progress if corruption did not prevail in the Country. He cited there was one Textile Mill in 1947 but the number increased manifold and the sector enjoyed immense progress in past many decades.
President Mamnoon said Allah Almighty blessed the nation with myriad blessings and expressed his firm hope that the Country would progress in future.
Mamnoon Hussain remarked Pakistan came into existence after a dynamic movement which had the core principle of self-reliance and self-dependence at its centre. However, he stressed that such goals could not be achieved without unity.
The president stressed that political stability was important for development and financial independence. He said there was no shortage of resources or manpower and every citizen of Pakistan had the zeal to serve the nation, adding there was need to correct the mistakes and shortcomings on collective issues for a better future.
The president said several Countries were ambitious to connect with China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) even before the start of its operation. He said CPEC would not only reduce the distances but it would also open up new vistas of progress in the region.
However, he said that progress and national development goals needed stability and harmony at all levels.
“No doubt, our country is faced with troubles but facing the challenges with wisdom is key to success,” he added.
President Mamnoon Hussain expressed that he felt re-invigorated when he participated in such sittings where ideology of Pakistan was discussed and highlighted.
Mamnoon said heroes of Islam and of Pakistan movement should be given more space in the academic syllabi of schools and colleges. In this context, he said he broached the matter with the prime minister and the syllabus was under review to improve it further according to national ideology.