President Mamnoon Hussain Thursday said the government had launched a decisive action to root out all types of terrorists from the country. Addressing a public gathering at Quaid-e-Azam’s Residency here in connection with the birth anniversary celebrations of the founder of Pakistan Muhammad Ali Jinnah on Thursday, he termed Quaid-e-Azam’s personality a source of inspiration to steer the country out of current troubles.
“The nation has an emotional attachment with Quaid-e-Azam’s Residency which is evident from the fact that it was restored within a minimum possible time after it was destroyed by terrorists,” the President said and lauded Balochistan government’s sincere efforts in this regard.
Referring to the Peshawar school massacre, he said that the nation was waging a decisive war against terrorists who plunged the country into one after another crisis and urged the people to not only promote unity in their ranks but also extend maximum co-operation to the government and the armed forces at this critical juncture in the history of the country.
He expressed the confidence about the total victory of the nation in its war against terrorism and said the government’s prudent policies will put the country back on track of progress and prosperity. Highlighting the government’s efforts towards economic development of the country, the President said a 4000-km long Gwadar-Kashghar road will serve as an economic corridor which will not only cause a greater impact on the economy of the country but also on the region. “This project will greatly benefit the people of Balochistan as well,” he said and vowed that no decision would be made against the interest of the people of the province. The President paid a tribute to the people of Balochistan for their role in the independence of the country.
Terming Ziarat’s Juniper forests a precious asset of the country, he directed the government to seek the services of world’s acclaimed experts for preservation of these trees. The President also spoke about the government’s efforts towards resolution of the protracted energy crisis. He termed Pakistan a blessed country and urged the people to play their role in eradicating corruption in the country. Referring to economic uplift of Balochistan, he said Sindh and Punjab had surrendered their generous resources under the NFC Award for the development of Balochistan and the province would receive maximum resources in this regard. He underscored the need for promoting education in the province.
He asked the disgruntled quarters of the province to set aside their differences and join hands with the government in its efforts towards well-being of the people of province. Earlier, speaking on the occasion, Governor Balochistan Mohammad Khan Achakzai welcomed the President in Ziarat and said his presence doubled the joys of celebrations of Quaid-e-Azam’s birth anniversary. President Mamnoon Hussain also visited different parts of Quaid-e-Azam Residency. Commander Southern Command Lieutenant General Nasir Khan Janjua, provincial ministers, government high-ups, tribal notables and others were also present on the occasion.