LAHORE, Pakistan: President Mamnoon Hussain Wednesday said civil servants must serve the public with missionary zeal in line with the exemplary sense of duty, compassion and extraordinary spirit of their predecessors.
While addressing the participants of the 10th National Management Course (NMC) at the National School of Public Policy (NSPP) in Islamabad, he lauded the pioneer civil servants who worked day and night despite lack of resources and means for the progress and development of the country soon after the creation of Pakistan.
He said civil servants must adopt the golden principles of kindness, sympathetic redressal of people’s complaints to win the confidence of the masses.
Mamnoon Hussain said the bureaucracy, in an Islamic welfare state, must emulate the spirit of public service as per the golden principles of Islam.
He said only those nations achieved progress in the world whose individuals and the responsible remained active in every challenge of life.
He said missionary zeal and passion were required in every step of a nation’s life while the absence of these traits caused downfall of nations.
He urged upon the civil servants to keep alive the spirit of public service in their hearts so that the grievance of masses could be resolved and national development could be achieved.
The president said Pakistan had been grappling with different challenges during the past 70 years and time had come to reap the fruits of the sacrifices rendered by the state institutions and the people.
He said the phases of construction and completion of the China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) demanded the same spirit and passion which was seen after the creation of Pakistan.
He said nothing could halt the progress of a nation if the administrative departments of the state followed the golden principle of public service.
He felicitated the participants of the NMC, expressing the hope that the training would enable them to serve the country in a better way.
President Mamnoon Hussain also gave away certificates among the successful participants of the NMC.
Rector NSPP Azmat Ali Ranjha also spoke on the occasion.