President Mamnoon Hussain has said country has been put on the path of progress and prosperity nothing can halt this journey now, reported Radio Pakistan.

He expressed these views during a visit to Khatoon-e-Pakistan Girls School established by Madre Millat Mohtarma Fatima Jinnah. He was briefed about the curriculum and educational activities and the contributions made by Zindagi Trust in this regard.

The President said certain astray elements in the past had created lawlessness in Karachi, but with a sound strategy and timely measures, the government fully restored peace in the port city.

He said the direction of the country is on the right track and improvement was witnessed with the performance of the government.

The president observed that challenges and problems may emerge, but there is no need to worry as the country has been on the path of progress and prosperity.

He noted that human resource development is not possible without extending facilities for the spread of literacy. In the past, several sectors including education were neglected whereas the nationalization drive had created different issues.

The President said private sector can play an important role in the promotion of education.

He said due to the existence of ghost schools, literacy graph had declined in the past, but now the government resolved on a policy to eliminate ghost schools by promoting and facilitating the education sector.

He linked the national prosperity with a promotion of female education and maintained that the primary education section should be completely managed by the females. The education ministry has been working on this plan.

The president advised the students to equip themselves with the maximum knowledge in the subjects of their inclination and should not desist from travelling abroad in this connection. But at the same time, they should not blindly follow the alien civilizations as it could create serious social problems.

The president said Karachi is home to philanthropists who contributed largely to the welfare deeds. Due to their contributions, major welfare projects have been completed.

Later, the president took a round of different sections of the school and inquired about the method of imparting education.

He also interacted with students of different classes and advised them to work hard and gain knowledge under an urge to contribute to the progress of the country.

He also wrote his expressions in the visitors’ book and distributed gifts among the students.