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Karachi operation to run until restoration of peace: president

Karachi operation to run until restoration of peace: president

KARACHI: President Mamnoon Hussain said on Saturday that the Karachi operation would continue till complete restoration of law and order to the metropolis.

He was speaking at a ceremony for distribution of laptops among the students of the Institute of Business Administration (IBA) here.

The president said through the National Action Plan, the situation all over the country would be improved and made conducive for the national economy.

He said there was a need to utilise all energies and resources for the education and training of youngsters in order to brighten their future.

The president said the curriculum should be formulated in accordance with national needs and aspirations and for this purpose the government was taking steps.

He said the future of the country was linked with the future of youngsters and those nations that deviate from this objective could not compete in the race for progress and development.

The president said the country for the past decades had been facing challenges that included terrorism and extremism.

The government was carrying out operation against terrorism and extremism which was going ahead in a successful manner, he added.

He said Operation Zarb-i-Azb and Karachi Operation were part of this approach. By the end of this year, the problem would be overcome and there would be a marked difference in law and order situation in the country, he added.

“We will have to tackle the factors that give rise to tendency of extremism. Education is important to curb any such tendency.”

The president made it clear that there was no change in the route of the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) and that one should not pay any heed towards any propaganda in this regard.

He said that with the completion of the CPEC, a large number of opportunities would come to the fore and that youngsters should prepare themselves to fulfil their responsibilities in this regard.

The president said that in the past the Kalabagh Dam project had become controversial but those at the helm of affairs at that time, did not come up with any other dam project which caused loss to the country’s economy.

Published in Dawn, July 24th, 2016

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