ISLAMABAD, Pakistan: President Mamnoon Hussain on Wednesday said Pakistan regarded Afghanistan as its sincere friend and was keen to work with it for peace, progress and prosperity.
While interacting with cadets of Cadet College Hasanabdal who called on him at the Aiwan-e-Sadr in Islamabad, the president said peace in the region was linked with peace in Afghanistan, adding Afghanistan should reject elements trying to create misgivings and misunderstandings.
The president said Pakistan was desirous of having friendly relations with India but India should also extend cooperation in this regard.
Referring to the ongoing atrocities in Indian occupied Kashmir being perpetrated by Indian security forces, the president said the sacrifices rendered by the new generation had given fresh impetus to freedom struggle. He underlined that Kashmir issue should be resolved in accordance with the resolutions of United Nations.
President Mamnoon said Pakistan was keen to include all its neighbouring Countries in the path to progress and development.
Mamnoon Hussain emphasized that complete elimination of terrorism was must to ensure sustained national progress adding that the new wave of terrorism would be crushed.
The president said the future of tribal areas should be decided as per aspirations of the tribal people and hoped that the matter would be resolved soon.
Moreover, he said Pakistan’s progress and stability was linked with continuation of democratic dispensation noting that deviation from the democratic system always damaged the Country. He said problems of the country could be resolved by running the national affairs in the light of the Constitution.
The president further said Cadet College Hasanabdal was playing an important role in imparting quality education and training to the determined youth for the defense and service of motherland. He hoped that the college would continue to impart quality education in line with modern requirements.
President Mamnoon said focus should also be paid on moral training of the youth along-with education to attain national progress. He urged the new generation to promote national culture and identity.