Islamabad - President Mamnoon Hussain has said that eradication of terrorism from the country is the first priority of the government and no stone would be left unturned in this regard, adding that terrorism would be eradicated from the country through operation Zarb-e-Azb.

The President was addressing the 3rd Convocation of Shifa Tameer-e-Millat University (STMU) here at Jinnah Convention Centre yesterday.

The President said, “Pakistan is endowed with rich natural resources and we can make it the greatest country in the world by eradicating corruption from our homeland.” He stated that Pakistan is now coming out of its difficulties and the youth should be imbued with hope so that they could not only materialise the dreams of Quaid-e-Azam and Allam Iqbal but also their own dreams.

Addressing the young doctors on the occasion, the President stated that medicine is a sacred profession and they should make it not only a source of their income but serve the humanity with passion. “You must also go abroad for attaining further education in your respective field but don’t lose sight of your identity and you must return after acquiring higher education to serve your motherland,” remarked the President.

The President said, “We can make Pakistan the greatest country in the world through hard work. The youth by discouraging corruption and corrupt elements and through hard work can materialise the dreams of Quaid-e-Azam and Allam Iqbal.” Commending the Federal Minister for Planning, Development & Reforms Ahsan Iqbal for his hard work and dedication, the President advised the youth to study his Vision 2025 and make efforts for its success. He further said that the projects for energy generation and national progress initiated by the government would be the harbinger of a bright future of the country. Citing the example of China, the President stated that China is now the second biggest economy of the world and it earned this status through sheer hard work.