Islamabad - President Mamnoon Hussain has directed the heads of the public sector federally chartered universities to focus on research, noting that this sector has been neglected over the last many decades.

“Research is an important factor in the progress of nations,” remarked the President while addressing heads of the public sector federally chartered universities here at the Aiwan-e-Sadr yesterday. He said that adoption of Urdu as official language is a correct decision. He said that other nations in the world also made progress by imparting education in their own languages. The President hoped that Pakistani universities would also play an effective role in this regard.

Speaking about sports activities in educational institutions, Mamnoon Hussain said that sports also play a vital role in character building of student.