Pakistan faces many challenges, threats internally and externally; says Masood

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BATRASI (AJK): AJK President Sardar Masood Khan has said that Pakistan is facing many challenges and threats at both external and internal fronts but nation has the capability to deter any kind of aggression and safeguard sovereignty of the country and other vital interests.

“Pakistan is facing serious challenges on the domestic and external front but nation is united and armed forces of the country are fully prepared to deal with any threat, President Masood said while speaking as chief guest at 14th annual parent’s day of Pakistan Scouts Cadet College at Batrasi located in district Mansehra on Monday.

The parent’s day ceremony was also addressed by Principal of the college Brigadier (retd)  Abdul Hafiz Khan, Sitara-i- Imtiaz (Military) and attended by top civil and military officials, members of the faculty and staff, large number of students of the college and their parents.

On his arrival at the stunning campus of the college surrounded by lush green pine trees over the hills, AJK President was presented a guard of honour by smartly turned contingent of the cadets. Speaking on the occasion, the president urged the students to focus on modern education based on latest scientific and technological trends in order to meet the challenges of swiftly changing world.

“It is incumbent upon us to revive the spirit of national unity and follow the principles enshrined by father of the nation, Quaid-e- Azam so as to make Pakistan a strong and progressive and impregnable country,” he said.

He said it was also an established fact that significant number of students from all over the country and a sizeable number of children of overseas Pakistanis from foreign countries were studying in the college that reflects true picture of national integration and cohesion.

Directly addressing the students of the college, Masood Khan said “You are being groomed in an environment that will surely elevate you to the highest level of profession and meet the expectations of the nation when you will shoulder responsibilities of running the affairs of the state in future.

Earlier Principal of the college in his welcome address said that Pakistan Scout College Batrasi is a leading premier residential institution of the country which is preparing competent professionals to serve the country. Besides being the nursery for the armed forces, Cadet College Batrasi is sending a large number of brilliant students in higher professional studies inside the country and different fields of professional life.