Lahore : President Mamnoon Hussain has said that the civil servants must serve the public with missionary spirit in line with the exemplary sense of duty, compassion and extraordinary spirit of their predecessors.
Addressing the participants of the 10th National Management Course (NMC) at the National School of Public Policy (NSPP) here on Wednesday, he hailed the pioneer civil servants who worked day and night despite lack of resources and means for the progress and development of the country soon after the creation of Pakistan. He said the civil servants must adopt the golden principles of kindness, sympathetic redressal of people’s plaints and public service to win the confidence of the masses.
Mamnoon Hssain said bureaucracy, in an Islamic welfare state, must emulate the spirit of public service as per the golden principles of Islam.
The President said only those nations achieved progress in the world whose individuals and the responsible remained active in every challenge of life. He said missionary spirit and passion are required in every step of a nation’s life while the absence of these traits causes downfall of nations.
He urged the civil servants to keep the spirit of public service alive in their hearts so that the grievance of the masses could be resolved and national development could be achieved.
The President said only those nations could play their positive role among the comity of nations which had combated challenges successfully. He said Pakistan had been grappling with different challenges during the past seventy years and now was the time to reap the fruits of the sacrifices rendered by the state institutions and the people.
Mamnoon said the phases in the construction and completion of the Chine-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) demand the same spirit and passion which were seen during the struggle for the solidarity of the country soon after the creation of Pakistan. He called upon the people and the civil servant officers never to let this spirit die down in their hearts.
He said nobody had to raise hue and cry for adherence to the constitution and people did not complain that the government institutions had left them at the mercy of circumstances if the spirit of public service and selflessness remain alive in the hearts of the bureaucracy.
He said nothing could halt the passage to progress and greatness of a nation if the administrative departments of the state follow the golden principle of public service.
The President felicitated the participant of the NMC, expressing the hope that the training would serve the officers in good stead besides enabling them to serve the country in a better way. He said the performance delivery of the officers would improve a great deal.
Rector NSPP Azmat Ali Ranjha also spoke to the participants of the 10th NMC.
President Mamnoon Hussain also gave away certificates among the successful participants of the NMC on the occasion.