President Mamnoon Hussain has said that he is waging jihad against corruption and called upon the nation to join him in this noble cause.
The President said this while inaugurating a project of treating wastewater for irrigation purposes here at the Pak-China Friendship Hall on Wednesday.
The President stated that there is no dearth of able scientists and experts of different fields in the country but emphasized that there is a need to encourage them by upholding merit and discouraging corruption and nepotism so that the country can be put on the path of progress. The President said that commonly politicians and bureaucracy are blamed for corruption but the bitter fact is that no strata of life is immune from this curse. “We should rectify our approach in this regard and initiate reforms in all sectors of the state”, remarked the President.
Commending the scientists for developing an indigenous technology for treating the wastewater, the President said that in order to make the project more beneficial it is imperative that all concerned departments should play their due role to enable the country to overcome the shortage of agriculture water. The President expressed his happiness that some of the countries in the Islamic world and SAARC are also benefitting from the Pakistani technology of treating wastewater for irrigation purposes.
Federal Minister for National Food Security & Research Sikandar Hayat Bosan also addressed the gathering on the occasion.