ISLAMABAD: President Dr Arif Alvi addressed to the third convocation of Shaheed Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto Medical College on Thursday, the president said education should be used for achieving better goals in life.
According to the sources of APP, President Alvi said Pakistan produced best professionals in every field, however regretted that due to brain drain, it lost a valuable resource.
He said the country at the moment needed contribution of their capable people in its journey towards progress and development.
Dr Alvi said the medical graduates passed out in country during the last 25 years, eighty percent of them were girls, which he said was an encouraging sign. However, he pointed out that only 20-25 percent of them continued their profession, which was a waste of national resources.
He urged upon the women graduates to keep in view the highest level of skills imparted to them as most of them left their profession while rearing their families.
Dr Alvi said expenditure on knowledge if did not produced required results, created an anomaly of national resources, the burden of which lay on society and profession itself.
He said that women be given prominent place in society as per their professional skills for proper utilization of their talent.
Earlier on today, President of Pakistan Dr. Arif Alvi said that malnutrition statistics in Pakistan are alarming as 29% children under the age of five years are underweight and 54% are anemic.
While addressing the inaugural ceremony of National Nutrition Conference that gathered medical and health experts from across the country, the President said that malnutrition is present in every class because variety of eating is very narrow.
Dr. Arif Alvi said 50% children, having deficiency of Vitamin A and 63% lacking Vitamin D despite immense sunlight in the country which showed the need for change in lifestyles towards good health.