LAHORE  - Pakistan needs to curb terrorism and promote education for its economic development, says Lord Mayor of Manchester, United Kingdom Naeemul Hassan.

He expressed this view while addressing a ceremony at the Government College University on Thursday. He said that such acts nothing to do with Islam and terrorists creating havoc in the name of religion damaging the image of Islam and country.

Naeem laid stress on participation of underprivileged people in politics, saying that political parties should provide equal opportunity to them.

“In Britain, political parties finance election campaign of their candidates which allows lower middle class people like him to participate in politics,” said the mayor. He said that there were many millionaires in Pakistan and they should contribute towards promotion of education in the country.

Speaking on the occasion, GCU Vice Chancellor Prof Dr Khaleequr Rahman said that students’ interaction with the best individuals of the world was a vital part of academics at GCU.

He said that the students not only get motivated by the hard work and success stories of these individuals, but also receive updated knowledge and information about various national and international issues.

Later, Naeemul Hassan along with the vice chancellor visited different departments of the university.