ISLAMABAD - It was a big surprise for the participating students of a lecture at the Quaid-i-Azam University when a police officer - IG Motorway Police Zulfiqar Cheema - against expectation, inspired them through his lively and motivating talk on Friday.

In the first half of his talk, he educated the students on different aspects of road safety and sought a commitment from them that they would never cross speed limit and would never use mobile phone while driving a vehicle. Cheema in the second half of his address mentioned the 'streaks of depression and pessimism' visible on the faces of our youth.

He categorically told the students, "all indicators are clearly showing that Pakistan's future is very bright and your pessimism is unjustified". The IG told them that many countries of the world have been facing issues of fragile economy and terrorism but they successfully dealt with these challenges with maturity and courage. "We would also overcome these challenges".

He mentioned many countries which were destroyed in the World Wars but with their resolve and determination they again became leading nations of the world.

The IG enumerated some of the distinguishing traits of our great founding fathers Quaid-i-Azam and Allama Iqbal. He said Iqbal was the only personality who with his revolutionary poetry inspired millions of Muslims throughout the world and no other leader of 20th century can match the heights of Quaid's integrity and character.

By narrating some incidents, he inculcated the feeling of patriotism amongst the students who at the end raised slogans of 'Pakistan Zindabad'.

Officers of National Highways & Motorway Police, DIG Zubair Hashmi, AIG Hasan Alvi and Columnist Ali Moeen Nawazish asked questions about road safety and the students who replied correctly were given prizes.

Acting Vice Chancellor Dr. Itizaz Ahmed also spoke on the occasion.