President Mamnoon Hussian address at the main flag hoisting ceremony in Islamabad

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President Mamnoon Hussian address at the main flag hoisting ceremony in Islamabad

President Mamnoon Hussain said on Independence Day, the nation

was also grieved over the loss of lives in the recent Quetta tragedy.

The entire nation stands in solidarity with the families of the

victims and vowed that their blood would not go in vain, he added.

"We settled this account in the past and will do so in the

future too," the President remarked.

He said in order to face the modern day challenges, the nation

needed the dedication and valour like the one they had showed during

Pakistan Movement.

He said the visible or invisible enemies of the country would

not let escape as the operation Zarb-e-Azb was coming to fruition

and urged the security institutions to eliminate the menace with a

renewed resolve.

He also paid tribute to the personnel of security forces and

civilians who sacrificed their lives in terror incidents.

The president advised the people to forge unity against the

enemy and pinned hopes at the youths to play constructive role for

national development.

Sharing some incidents from Quaid's life and Pakistan

Movement, he said Jinnah gave us the principles for successful state

including equality, brotherhood, justice, rule of law, independent

foreign policy and friendly relations with states on equality basis.

He stressed the need to mould youth's potential towards

constructive activities.

President Mamnoon said democracy could pave way for national

development even in unfavoring circumstances and took the country

towards progress and prosperity by removing social differences.