ISLAMABAD:(APS)March 12, 2017-Minister of State for Information and Broadcasting Mariyum Aurangzeb says the nation has fought the war against terrorism with undaunted courage and determination.
She was addressing a convocation of Iqra University in Islamabad on Sunday.
She said there is a considerable decrease in terrorism incidents as a result of measures taken by the Government and sacrifices by the country`s valiant armed forces.
The Minister of State said every cowardly act of terrorism imbues new spirit of unity among the people.
She said this year is very important as it marks the 70th anniversary of the creation of our motherland.
Marriyum Aurangzeb said the Government is making special arrangements to celebrate this year`s independence day.
She said democracy in the country is being strengthened and the country has made significant progress in different fields including Science and Technology.
The Minister of State said the Government has launched a number of schemes for the benefit of youth.
She said the China Pakistan Economic Corridor is creating numerous job opportunities in different fields and urged the graduating students to take benefit of these opportunities.
On the occasion, the Minister distributed degrees and medals among the students and congratulated them and their parents and teachers.
She urged the students to cling to the norms of a civilized people and demonstrate tolerance and respect in their practical lives.
She particularly commended the large number of female students for showing excellent performance and said it was the vision of the incumbent Government to empower women and bridge the gender gulf in different fields of education and professional careers.