President Mamnoon advises institutions to work within constitutional limits

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ISLAMABAD: President Mamnoon Hussain on Monday said that all state institutions of the country must work within their constitutional limits to avoid creating unnecessary issues for each other.

He said this while addressing participants of 108th National Management Course at the National School of Public Policy in the federal capital.

The president said it was important for all institutions to express their differences at the relevant fora, which, he added, would ultimately resolve the prevailing issues and bridge gap between public and administration.

“Extraordinary circumstances demand an extraordinary response from the nation,” he remarked.

President Hussain also expressed his satisfaction over the efforts of the government and relevant institutions which resulted in defeating extremism and terrorism and stressed the need for continuity of the efforts to stop the same issues from resurfacing in the future.

About Pakistan’s role in the region, he said Pakistan with the cooperation of friendly countries would continue playing its role for peace and stability. He noted with satisfaction Pakistan’s achievements in the realm of foreign affairs and referred to its improved ties with Russia.

He further said that in a bid to hold the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (Saarc) summit in the country, effective contacts were made.

Commenting on the current political scenario in the country, the president said, “Certain changes take place at a rapid speed which sometimes creates problems and if left unattended, they could add to restlessness in public.

“Under such circumstances, an efficient and effective administration could bring improvement with better strategies.”

He underscored the need for prompt resolution of public issues so that public confidence in the state could be enhanced and in this connection, the government officials could play an important role.

“An efficient officer with a baggage of seniority and experience should guide his juniors which could change the modus operandi in the offices and would evolve a new culture of work,” he added.

President Mamnoon said that national resources must be protected to retain the public trust. “One of their wastage is in the shape of corruption which was unacceptable in any form,” he added.

The president also urged participants of the course to perform their duties by in accordance with the policies of the state and try to fill the space left between different institutions.

He also responded to various questions of the participants. National School of Public Policy Rector Azmat Ali Ranjha presented him a souvenir to mark the occasion.