President Mamnoon Hussain says operation Zarb-e-Azb and other counter-terrorism activities will continue till the complete eradication of terrorism.
He was addressing the prize distribution ceremony of the Federal Board of Intermediate and Secondary Education (FBISE) here on Tuesday. The president said sacrifices of security forces personnel and civilians in war against terrorism will not go waste.
Referring to Lahore suicide blast, he said such cowardly incidents cannot deter our resolve to root out terrorism as the whole nation is united against this menace. He said every individual stands shoulder to shoulder with security forces to fight terrorism.
The president prayed for those police officers and civilians who lost their lives in terror incident and expressed sympathy with the bereaved families.
Mamnoon said education is the basis of development and prosperity of any country or nation. He said only those nations can develop and prosper in the world who acquire latest education and use their knowledge for the welfare of the humanity.
He hoped that the youth after acquiring education will play role against ignorance and extremism.
The president said China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) has created many opportunities of development and urged the students to acquire latest education and technological skill to take full benefit of the mega project.
He highlighted the importance of transparent use of resources and said situation has improved a lot in this regard.