Islamabad - “The future of Pakistan is very bright but we must eliminate corruption and overcome our sense of inferiority complex. We have to restore our link with education. When we were associated with education, we remained at the zenith of our glory.”

Inspector General NH&MP, Zulfiqar Ahmad Cheema, expressed these views during his address to the students of the International Islamic University, Islamabad. Dr Muhammad Bashir Khan, the vice-president of the university, and SSP Hasan Asad Alvi were also present on the occasion.

Pakistanis should be proud of Muhammad Ali Jinnah and Allama Iqbal, the IG said. He added that Allama Iqbal had exhorted Muslims to excel in the education.

The toughest target can be achieved if the head of institution is upright and has firm determination, Cheema said. “The resources that are bestowed by Allah upon our country are enough to bring us at par within top ten nations of the world,” he added. He advised the students that the fortunes of the nation are hidden in libraries and laboratories. “Backwardness and poverty cannot be our fate because our nation is destined for greater glory,” he claimed.

“We will have to come out of sense of inferiority complex and should be proud of our traditions and culture. The corruption is one of the top enemies of Pakistan and if it is contained, all departments will perform exceptionally,” he said. He also narrated many events in order to infuse patriotism among students.