India must behave responsibly: President

India must behave responsibly: President

ISLAMABAD, Oct 4 (APP): President Mamnoon Hussain Tuesday reminded India to act responsibly as the ongoing tension between Pakistan and India would be detrimental for
both countries and also gravely affect the whole region.

He expressed optimism that Indian reign of oppression in the Occupied Kashmir would end and the people of held Kashmir would soon gain independence.

As a result of which there would be peace and stability in the region, quickening the pace of progress, he added.

The President was addressing the participants of 105th National Management Course of National School of Public Policy (NSPP), said a press release.

Secretary Cabinet Syed Tahir Shahbaz, Rector NSPP M.Ismail Qureshi and other senior officials were also present.

The President noted that national economy was growing at a satisfactory pace and the government had devised special development projects for the whole country, particularly for the underdeveloped areas.

The country’s current foreign exchange reserves were the highest in history, he said, adding Balochistan would gain maximum benefit from China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) and Gwadar deep seaport would become functional by the end of this year.

He emphasized that there was no change in the CPEC project including the western route.

The President stressed that operations across the country including Karachi would continue till complete restoration of law and order.

He underlined that in order to make Pakistan a welfare state, the civil officers should honestly and efficiently implement government policies and programmes for the benefit and welfare of the people.

Civil officers were servants of the people and not their rulers and they should discharge their responsibilities without any fear, he added.

President Mamnoon Hussain said the services rendered by the civil servants for the country and people were commendable adding that the dedication and devotion shown by civil officers after the creation of Pakistan should be emulated by the current bureaucracy.

He said that secret to any nation’s progress and rise to excellence was hard work, judicious utilization of available resources and sincere leadership but these factors bear fruit only when the administration and civil officers of different fields were fully aware of the principles of running the government.

The President said various training courses were organized to hone the skills of civil servants and expressed his satisfaction that the curriculum devised for such courses was in line with modern requirements which was the need of the hour.

He hoped that trainee officers would serve the country in a better way, adding that the civil officers should follow the guidelines and principles laid down by Quaid-e-Azam for the civil servants.

Civil officers should assist the government in formulating such policies which were good for the people, he added.

“The civil officers should work with great dedication to benefit from improving economic indicators and possibilities originating from the revival of economy and in this way, we will collectively be able to make Pakistan an Islamic Welfare State”, he added.

The President impressed upon that civil officers should discharge their responsibilities within the ambit of law and constitution and did not succumb to the unlawful directives.