President Mamnoon urges defeating terrorist mindset for complete eradication of militancy

Haider Ali 10:06 AM | 14 Jan, 2017
President Mamnoon urges defeating terrorist mindset for complete eradication of militancy
ISLAMABAD - President Mamnoon Hussain said on Friday that after defeating terrorism in battlefield, there was a need to crush the terrorist mindset as well.

Addressing the graduates of National Security and War Course here at National Defence College, the president said terrorism and extremism could be eliminated by promoting education.

The president said following the success of Operation Zarb-e- Azb, another national narrative needed to be determined to ensure peace in the country.

He said terrorists had exploited religion to spread hatred and anarchy by brainwashing the disadvantaged and less educated people.

“It is a matter of satisfaction that present leadership of Pakistan is working honestly to ensure national and regional security and the people are supporting the government in this historic struggle,” he said.

He expressed confidence that a bright and prosperous future was awaiting the country. President Mamnoon also suggested benefiting from the expertise of friendly countries in curbing militancy and extremism.

'There was a paradigm shift in the concept and understanding of national security, at state-centric to societal levels' he added.

President mentioned that the country’s geo-strategic location and events in the region had a direct impact on domestic situation as well as at its international standing.

He expressed satisfaction that new opportunities of employment were being generated with China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) adding the situation would be improved with operationalization of CPEC and urged the youth to learn requisite expertise to get maximum benefit from the emerging opportunities.

He said deprivation from essentials of life creates a sense of loss in the people which weakens the State and its institutions.

“If the government institutions and their officials discharge their responsibilities with commitment and in the spirit of faithfulness to the State, then I believe it would be easy to meet this challenge,” President Mamnoon said.

Mamnoon Hussain lauded the contributions of NDU in refining and defining national security concepts of the participants and enabling civilian policy-makers to acquire a better understanding of issues concerning national security.

He said the NDU’s course on national security was significant not only for the armed forces, but also for senior officers from friendly countries.

Congratulating the graduates, the president said they were now equipped with requisite skills to handle intricate and complex professional matters concerning national security.

He urged the graduates to focus on complementing the national response against the threat and challenges faced by the country.

The president gave away certificates among the participants of the course. President NDU Lt Gen (retd) Rizwan Akhtar in his speech said the NDU’s training courses were compatible with the changing global


Twenty-seven officers of civil bureaucracy belonging to police, secretariat audit and accounts, inland revenue and Pakistan administrative services attended the course.

Federal Minister for Planning and Development Ahsan Iqbal, members of parliament and civil and military personnel attended the event.


Haider Ali

The writer is a civil servant.


KARACHI - Following are the foreign currency exchange rates for US Dollar, Saudi Riyal, UK Pound Sterling, U.A.E. Dirham, European Euro, and other foreign currencies in Pakistan open market on February 7, 2022 (Tuesday).

Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 09:00 AM)

Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar ‎USD 274.94 275.69
Euro EUR 296.66 297.26
UK Pound Sterling GBP 331.71 332.41
U.A.E Dirham AED 74.8 75.1
Saudi Riyal SAR 73.21 73.51
Australian Dollar AUD 190.31 192.72
Bahrain Dinar BHD 732.23 740.23
Canadian Dollar CAD 205.22 207.42
China Yuan CNY 40.72 41.12
Danish Krone DKK 39.92 40.32
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.08 35.43
Indian Rupee INR 3.35 3.46
Japanese Yen JPY 2.5 2.54
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 900.32 909.32
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 64.65 65.25
New Zealand Dollar NZD 174.19 176.19
Norwegians Krone NOK 27.12 27.42
Omani Riyal OMR 715.11 723.11
Qatari Riyal ‎QAR 75.64 76.34
Singapore Dollar SGD 208.03 210.03
Swedish Korona SEK 26.1 26.4
Swiss Franc CHF 297.31 299.81
Thai Bhat THB 8.25 8.4

KARACHI – The price of a single tola of 24-karat gold in Pakistan is Rs 202,200 on Tuesday. The price of 10 grams of 24k gold was recorded at Rs173,360.

Likewise, 10 grams of 22k gold were being traded for Rs167,318 while a single tola of 22-karat gold was being sold at Rs 195,157.

Note: The gold rate in Pakistan is fluctuating according to the international market so the price is never been fixed. The below rates are provided by local gold markets and Sarafa Markets of different cities.

City Gold Silver
Lahore PKR 202,200 PKR 2,350
Karachi PKR 202,200 PKR 2,350
Islamabad PKR 202,200 PKR 2,350
Peshawar PKR 202,200 PKR 2,350
Quetta PKR 202,200 PKR 2,350
Sialkot PKR 202,200 PKR 2,350
Attock PKR 202,200 PKR 2,350
Gujranwala PKR 202,200 PKR 2,350
Jehlum PKR 202,200 PKR 2,350
Multan PKR 202,200 PKR 2,350
Bahawalpur PKR 202,200 PKR 2,350
Gujrat PKR 202,200 PKR 2,350
Nawabshah PKR 202,200 PKR 2,350
Chakwal PKR 202,200 PKR 2,350
Hyderabad PKR 202,200 PKR 2,350
Nowshehra PKR 202,200 PKR 2,350
Sargodha PKR 202,200 PKR 2,350
Faisalabad PKR 202,200 PKR 2,350
Mirpur PKR 202,200 PKR 2,350


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