Elimination of terrorism & corruption must for sustainable progress

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PESHAWAR, Dec 30 (APP): President Mamnoon Hussain here Wednesday emphasized upon elimination of terrorism and corruption for sustained progress and development of the country.
Addressing concluding ceremony of the week-long “1st Governor FATA Youth Festival” here at Qayum Sports Complex as Chief Guest, he called upon the youth to play their imperative role for wiping out corruption and
terrorism from the country.
The President said killers of innocent people and perpetrators of brutal terrorists’ attacks like one on Mardan NADRA Office do not deserve any mercy, adding the entire nation was united in the fight against terrorism and operation against them would continue till elimination of the last terrorist.
The President said sports can play a key role in promotion of peace and protecting youth from going into wrong hands, adding the nefarious designs of enemies of peace could be frustrated by promoting sports events in FATA with regular intervals.
I feel immensely happy to see joy on the faces of FATA youth, it clearly indicates that terrorism and unrest has been crushed and peace restored in Fata, he said. The youth is the future of Pakistan and enemies of the country would not be allowed to exploit them for their ulterior motives, he added.
He said that the government is recompiling academic curriculum keeping in view the modern age needs and interests of FATA youth.

Commending the sacrifices, steadfastness of tribal people in fight against terrorism, the President said their sacrifices would be written in golden words in the history and assured to address their genuine problems on priority basis.
He said the dignified repatriation of temporary displaced people to their hometowns would be ensured and all hurdles in their resettlement would be removed with an objective to bring FATA into mainstream.
The President said corruption during the previous regimes had adversely affected process of development in the country and no significant mega energy and power project was launched by previous governments.

He said the present elected Government after coming into power paid full attention to energy sector, revival of economy and launched scores of power projects to address problem of energy shortfall on priority basis.
Together we ought to fight against corruption and socially boycott the corrupt elements besides exposing them, the President said.
He said majority of the well reputed monetary institutions have appreciated the economic policies and success of PML(N) Government for which credit goes to Finance Minister Ishaq Dar and his team. He said the country was moving in right direction and making progress.