Youth must excel in science, IT, technology: Mamnoon

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61st convocation of Government Islamia College

Salim Ahmed

President Mamnoon Hussain has advised the youth to must focus on acquiring higher education particularly in science, technology and IT to contribute in the progress and development of Pakistan.
He was addressing the 61st convocation of Government Islamia College (GIC) Railway Road here at Alhamra Hall on Saturday. Governor Punjab Muha-mmad Rafique Rajwana, Provincial Minister for Higher Education Syed Raza Ali Gilani, Vice Chancellor of Punjab University and GIC Principal Professor Tahir Javed were also present.
Mamnoon Hussain said,” It is great honor for me to participate in the convocation of Islamia College Lahore, which remained centre of Pakistan Movement for Punjab and adjoining areas. The then students of this institution used to seek guidance from Father of the Nation (Muhammad Ali Jinnah RA) and take his message of Pakistan Movement to every nook and corner.”
He said that today, nation’s esteemed institution (Islamia College Lahore) is completing 125 years of existence, and called for promoting legacy and traditions of our predecessors.
Mamnoon Hussain said that youth are the precious asset of the nation, adding that corruption had stunted the country’s growth for which the youth had to play their role in eradicating this menace. The youth should not be despondent as Pakistan has now bright future and they must focus on contributing in its development, he added.
He said, China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) is a mega project that would positively change fate of the region, as it would generate employment opportunities and expedite business activities.
Completion of the CPEC would usher in progress and prosperity not only in Pakistan but also in the entire region, he maintained.
The president noted that sound fiscal and economic policies had turned around country’s economy, which was also being acknowledged by the international financial institutions.
He stated that a number of projects of energy generation, infrastructural and industrial development had been started and called upon the people belonging to every walk of life to support the government in completion of these projects.