Islamabad , Pakistan’s Ambassador to Germany, Mr. Abdul Basit said that for a country to progress three things were of seminal importance and those were education, education and education.
He made these remarks at a reception which he hosted in honour of a visiting 45-member delegation of students from Pakistan. The delegation is led by Prof. Dr. Khaleeq-ur-Rahman Vice Chancellor, Government College University Lahore,said a statement received here from Berlin.
The Ambassador said that in order for the education to be a catalyst, it had to be embedded in the cultural ethos of a society simultaneously catering to contemporary requirements.
He said the delegation, which comprised of top position holders across the country, was the pride of Pakistan. The youth equipped with knowledge and wisdom was the best national asset.
Mr. Basit expressed confidence that these bright students would excel in their respective fields, and serve Pakistan with commitment and dedication.
Dr. Khaleeq-ur-Rehman in his address thanked the Pakistan Embassy for a warm welcome and briefed about the purpose of the visit. The delegation which had come from the UK would also visit Turkey at the last leg of its foreign tour.
Mr. Shahid Riaz Gondal, a German-Pakistani, who is coordinating the delegation’s visit, also spoke on the occasion saying that the delegation represented the moderate and progressive face of Pakistan.
The reception was attended by representatives of the Pakistani Community, German students, journalists and government officials.