India fanning hatred, Pakistan bringing hearts closer: President

Gov’t determined to provide conducive environment for business community: President

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GHOTKI: President Dr Arif Alvi on Tuesday said India was promoting hatred among its communities, while Pakistan was focused on ‘bringing the hearts closer’.

Addressing at a function at Cadet College, Ghotki, and the president said Pakistan took great pride in the ‘Two-Nation’ theory that defined its identity and sovereignty.

President Alvi said the Pakistani nation was strong in moral character and had the potential to make its mark in the world. He mentioned that Pakistan had also played a positive role for resuming peace in Afghanistan. He said the hosting of four million Afghan refugees in Pakistan for over four decades never faced any opposition by the nation.

However, he said that the West was following dual standards on morality and ethics as the immigrants faced utmost difficulties. The president emphasized the importance of merit, terming it important to acknowledge the hard work of students. President Alvi said in present times, knowledge was not limited to books and the students could acquire it online as well. However, he stressed that it was the responsibility of teachers to guide the students towards the goal of knowledge. The president said institutions could suffer deterioration due to violation of merit. He said protests and vandalism incurred damage to the country as an obstacle to development. Earlier to this, President Dr. Arif Alvi has said the government is determined to provide conducive environment to the business community.

Addressing the Office bearers and members of Sukkur Chamber of Commerce and Industries (SCCI) here on Tuesday, the President said efforts are afoot for promotion of industrial sector in the country. He said steps are being taken to facilitate the businessmen and the industrial sector by providing them an enabling environment to expand economic and commercial activities in the country. He added that the Government was making concerted efforts to help the industrial sector.

The President stated that the Government was encouraging the youth to establish their own businesses and, in this regard, Rs 100 billion had been allocated under the Kamyab Jawan Programme. He urged the chambers of commerce and industries to play their role in encouraging the traders to pay taxes and support the Government’s endeavours with regard to the documentation of the economy.

 

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