ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi Friday urged the students to strive hard to attain excellence in all areas of studies to bring about the economic and social development of the country and raise its stature internationally.
He was talking to the students of the Roots IVY International Schools who called on him at the Prime Minister’s Office.
The interaction was part of the initiative to create awareness among the students about the working of the government and its highest offices and improve their understanding of the functioning of different state institutions.
The students who visited the PM Office had distinguished academic background and were recipients of scholarships for international higher education.
The prime minister advised the students on their role as ambassadors of Pakistan internationally and their responsibility towards pushing a fact-based narrative at international academic forums.
The students included an international tennis champion, a Scrabble champion and MD of a recently recognised project focusing on water security “Boond-e-Shams”.
The premier wished the students all the best for their future endeavours and shared his personal experience of studying in the United States.
Member of National Assembly (MNA) Shaza Khawaja who was also present on the occasion responded to the questions that focused on participation and role of the youth in the parliament and nation-building.