Coun­try mak­ing re­mark­able progress in all ar­eas: Pres­i­dent

Bahria Univer­sity con­vo­ca­tion

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ISLAMABAD—Pres­i­dent Mam­noon Hus­sain Wed­nes­day said the coun­try was mak­ing re­mark­able progress in all ar­eas, with im­proved econ­omy and urged the youth to get pre­pared for the chal­lenges ahead. Ad­dress­ing the 15th Con­vo­ca­tion of the Bahria Univer­sity here at the Con­ven­tion Cen­tre, the Pres­i­dent said the China Pak­istan Eco­nomic Cor­ri­dor (CPEC) would be a game changer and usher in an era of progress and prosperity in the coun­try.

The Pres­i­dent pointed that in the past cor­rup­tion had eroded coun­try’s progress and cre­ated eco­nomic and so­cial prob­lems. How­ever he was op­ti­mist that the coun­try now had em­barked on a pos­i­tive tra­jec­tory and things were mov­ing in the right di­rec­tion. The Pres­i­dent said ear­lier pol­i­tics had a dom­i­nance over econ­omy, and it was though that a coun­try with stronger pol­i­tics was more pow­er­ful. How­ever over the past 35 to 40 years, this trend has changed and now it was the con­sid­ered opin­ion that a coun­try with stronger econ­omy was more strong po­lit­i­cally.

In this re­gard, he men­tioned the Chi­nese econ­omy which in the past 35 years had brought about an eco­nomic rev­o­lu­tion. Pres­i­dent Mam­noon Hus­sain said the CPEC Cor­ri­dor was of vi­tal im­por­tance and with its op­er­a­tional­i­sa­tion hundreds and thou­sands of new job op­por­tu­ni­ties would spring up, and Pak­istan would be­come the cen­tre of global trade. He said a num­ber of power projects too were un­der com­ple­tion and with their start of pro­duc­tion load­shed­ding would end by year 2018. The Pres­i­dent said par­tic­i­pa­tion in the Con­vo­ca­tion was a mat­ter of pride for him and con­grat­u­lated the stu­dents who had grad­u­ated. He said the new stu­dents would be start­ing a new life, that would bring in new chal­lenges and op­por­tu­ni­ties. He ex­pressed the hope that with their good ed­u­ca­tion they would be in a bet­ter po­si­tion to move ahead in life.

He was also ap­pre­cia­tive of the re­search and de­vel­op­ment of the Bahria Univer­sity and said it was pre­par­ing the new gen­er­a­tion for fu­ture chal­lenges. He was also ap­pre­cia­tive of the hold­ing of the work­shops, sem­i­nars, con­fer­ences and for­eign visits by the Univer­sity. Pres­i­dent Mam­noon Hus­sain also asked for ca­pac­ity build­ing of the teach­ers and said highly qual­i­fied staff could play a key role in im­part­ing qual­ity ed­u­ca­tion.

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