Pakistan Independence Day ceremony at a private college

LAHORE:25 august: Punjab Minister for Higher Education Syed Raza Ali Gillani has said Pakistani youths are the most intelligent among all the nations and future of the country is in safe hands. Addressing the students at Pakistan Independence Day celebrations ceremony held at a private college on Wednesday, the minister said the youth needed to be optimistic as the country had achieved a lot during a short period since independence in 1947. Rector of the group of institutions, Prof Amjad Ali, presented the welcome address. National cricketers Azhar Ali and Faheem Ashraf attended the ceremony while scores of students presented national songs to pay homage to heroes of Pakistan Movement. The minister said the youth must not pay heed to negative narrative about Pakistan. He said Pakistan was rated 10 times better than India in developing economies and placed 52nd on the list by the World Economic Forum. He said our youth were fourth among the most intelligent people in the world while Pakistani intelligence agency was rated number one in the world. He said Pakistan had been producing Microsoft engineers at a very tender age. He exhorted the youth to be proud of being a Muslim and a Pakistani, adding the economy of the country would flourish with the advent of China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) and youth would have more job opportunities. Later, responding to the queries from the media men, the minister said the retest of MDCAT will be decided after the report of the committee constituted by Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif. About the vice-chancellors of five universities, Gillani said the advertisement for the posts of vice-chancellors of Punjab University, UET Multan and others will be processed after approval by Chief Minister secretariat. The minister gave away certificates to the position-holders of private school in Matric examination 2017 of Lahore Board Muhammad Abdullah and Fatima Awais during the ceremony while he appreciated the services of scouts and girl guides. Raza Ali sang national anthem with a chorus of boys and girls from the college. The news.

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