Bahria University convocation
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.