President Dr. Arif Alvi on Monday urged Ministerial Standing Committee on Scientific and Technological Cooperation of the OIC to play its role in imparting contemporary knowledge to the youth of Muslim Ummah.
According to the details, the President was addressing the inaugural session of the Global Al-Farabi Forum in Islamabad. He emphasized a combination of morality and knowledge for Muslims to grow in the world. “The future looks to Muslims, but they need to work hard and ensure that people are educated and healthy.” He added.
Dr Arif Alvi said that Muslims can bring about a change with the strength of ethics and knowledge. He regretted that Muslims are in misery in Kashmir, Palestine and Rohingya. The President said Muslims need to move along with the fast pace of science and technology. He said Artificial Intelligence has alarmingly increased the pace of knowledge.
Praising Muslim philosophers, the President said it was the Muslim era that brought the old Greek philosophy to the modern world.
Earlier while addressing a convocation, President said that Pakistan is heading in the right direction, showing positive indicators in various sectors, including economy, law and order, and social development. The President said Pakistan has also overcome the challenge of terrorism while extremism and polarization are rising in India. He said Muslims will lead the world in morality, and the Muslim youth have an important role to play in this regard.
The President emphasized ending elitism in education for socio-economic development. Dr. Arif Alvi said that distance learning and information technology can help ensure everyone’s access to education. The President of Pakistan also said Pakistan is working in this direction. Similarly, he said, health insurance programme has been launched in the country to provide deserving families with free health facilities. The President also advised the students to play their active role in the socio-economic development of the country.