Shahid Khaqan Abbasi, the Prime Minister of Pakistan on its 70th Independence day on Aug 14, has urged the nation to strengthen and reinforce the state institutions so that they can play their prescribed role within the limits of law and the constitution.
He said the independence that they achieved seventy years ago was an outcome of the unparalleled sacrifices made by their ancestors and expressed indebtedness for their sacrifices.
He called on the citizens to make collective endeavours for the ascendency of national interests and invincible defence even though they belong to different tribes, fraternities and ethnicities and work in different spheres of national life.
Only a strong economy can ensure strong defence he said. A moderate society guarantees stability of the state, where people enjoy all their fundamental rights and national resources are equitably and judiciously distributed he added.
Terrorism is the biggest challenge confronting the world in the twenty first century he affirmed. And added that Pakistan has rendered unparalleled sacrifices in the fight against this menace as well as for the world peace.
He appreciated the exceptional talent and burning desire for advancement of the younger generation and acknowledged their admirable contribution in the fields of Information Technology, Engineering, Medical and Management all over the world, in a distinct manner.
The Prime Minister affirmed that his government has a vision of accelerating the pace of development and prosperity in Pakistan so that all those professionals can return to contribute to the national effort.
He assured the Pakistani youth that tomorrow’s Pakistan will ensure the implementation of guiding principles of rule of law and ascendency of merit and pledged that they wouldn’t relent until the achievement of those objectives. (pmo.gov.pk)