Political instability main cause of growing terrorism in region: President

Pakistan candidate for the upcoming presidential election of the ruling Pakistan Muslim League-N (PMLN), Mamnoon Hussain arrives to submits his nomination paper at the High Court in Islamabad on July 24, 2013. Pakistan's Supreme Court on July 24 revised the date for the presidential election, asking the election commission to hold it on July 30 instead of August 6. The court made the order as many of the lawmakers who will elect a replacement for President Asif Ali Zardari will be paying pilgrimages or offering special prayers on August 6 for the Islamic holy month of Ramadan, which ends a few days later. AFP PHOTO /AAMIR QURESHI

KARACHI: President Mamnoon Hussain has said that political instability in the region is the main cause of growing terrorism and law and order problems.

Addressing the Convocation of Baqai Medical University in Karachi on Monday, he expressed deep sorrow and grief over the yesterday’s attack on a Church in Quetta.

He said the terrorists targeted the Christian community while they were preparing to celebrate the upcoming Christmas, and their design appears to be disturbing the religious harmony in the country.

He called upon the educational institutions to prepare a skilled manpower to meet challenges of the modern world. He said China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) would generate new opportunities for the youth in all spheres of life.

The President hoped that the youth will promote the vision of founder of the nation, Quaid-e-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah in letter and spirit.

He also lauded the role of Baqai University in imparting quality medical education to the new generation.