KOTRI, May 14 (APP): President Mamnoon Hussain Saturday
underlined the need to uproot corrupt elements from the system in order to ensure rapid development and progress in the country.

The President said that the journey of national progress
was satisfactory till 1970s but afterwards, the pace of development was stunted because of corruption.

The President observed that the country had no shortage of
talented and capable people, but corruption and favoritism affected the performance.

He was addressing a ceremony of Kotri Association of Trade
and Industry here. Sindh Minister for Industry Muhammad Ali Malkani and others were also present on the occasion, said a press release.