CPEC to give new dimension to regional, global scenario: President

ISLAMABAD: President Mamnoon Hussain has expressed the confidence that operations Zarb-e-Azb and Radd-ul-Fasaad would yield positive results soon to make Pakistan a citadel of peace.

He was addressing 17th Convocation of National Security and War Course at the National Defence University in Islamabad on Wednesday morning.

The President said challenges facing the country multiplied mainly because of extremism and terrorism but Pakistani nation and state institutions emerged victorious in fighting the war of survival.

He said the Government and state institutions are courageously implementing the National Action Plan and have taught a bitter lesson to the enemy.

Mamnoon Hussain said Pakistan came into being to play a positive and constructive role for regional and global peace and stability.

He said internally the objective for creation of the state was to portray to the world a model of welfare state where citizens could live with dignity and honour.

He said there have been impediments in realization of these cherished objectives but the country has moved forward.

The President referred to China-Pakistan Economic Corridor and said this, together with One Belt, One Road project, would give a new strategic dimension to the regional and global scenario.

He said a new Strategic Doctrine would emerge and hoped that institutions like National Defence University would be taking stock of the emerging changes.

The President said the participation of friendly countries in the War and Security Course will help further promote Pakistan’s relations with them.

Recognizing the role being played by the National Defense University as a think tank , Mamnoon Hussain expressed the confidence that the institution will further improve its performance in the days to come.

Earlier, the President gave away certificates to the participants of the course.

Speaking on the occasion President of NDU Lieutenant General Rizwan Akhtar said that one hundred and fifty nine participants including from twenty six friendly countries attended the course.