Mamnoon calls for missionary zeal in public service

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APP09-19 LAHORE: July 19 - President Mamnoon Hussain addressing during the certificates distribution among the participants of 106th National Management course at NMC. APP photo by Tabasam Naveed

LAHORE, July 19 (APP): President Mamnoon Hussain said
on Wednesday that civil servants must serve the public with
missionary zeal in line with the exemplary sense of duty,
compassion and extraordinary spirit of their predecessors.
Addressing the participants of the 106th National
Management Course (NMC) here at the National School of Public
Policy (NSPP), he lauded the pioneer civil servants who
worked day and night despite lack of resources and means
for the progress and development of the country soon after
the creation of Pakistan. He said that civil servants must
adopt the golden principles of kindness, sympathetic redressal
of people’s plaints and public service to win the confidence
of masses.
Mamnoon Hussain said that bureaucracy, in an Islamic
welfare state, must emulate the spirit of public service as
per the golden principles of Islam.
He said, only those nations achieved progress in the world
whose individuals and the responsible remained active in every
challenge of life. He said that missionary zeal and passion
were required in every step of a nation’s life while the
absence of these traits causes downfall of nations. He urged
the civil servants to keep the spirit of public service alive
in their hearts so that grievance of the masses could be
resolved and national development could be achieved.
The President said only those nations could play their
positive role among the comity of nations which had combated
challenges successfully. He said Pakistan had been grappling
with different challenges during the past seventy years and
now was the time to reap the fruits of the sacrifices rendered
by the state institutions and the people.
Mamnoon said the phases in the construction and completion
of the Chine-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) demand the same
spirit and passion which were seen during the struggle for the
solidarity of the country soon after the creation of Pakistan.
He called upon the people and the civil servant officers never
to let this spirit die down in their hearts.
He said nobody had to raise hue and cry for adherence
to the constitution and people did not complain that the
government institutions had left them at the mercy of
circumstances if the spirit of public service and selflessness
remain alive in the hearts of the bureaucracy.
He said nothing could halt the passage to progress and
greatness of a nation if the administrative departments of
the state follow the golden principle of public service.
The President felicitated the participants of the NMC,
expressing the hope that the training would serve the officers
in good stead besides enabling them to serve the country in a
better way. He said the performance delivery of the officers
would improve a great deal.
Rector NSPP Azmat Ali Ranjha also spoke on the occasion.
President Mamnoon Hussain also gave away certificates
among the successful participants of the NMC.