SWABI - MUQADDAM KHAN - Mushtaq Ahmad Ghani, Special Assistant to Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Chief Minister on Higher Education, has said that narrow mindedness and ethnic based hatered  were hurdle for the establishment of stability and peace in the multinational pluralistic world and younger generation should be taught to respect others and evaluate opinions, policies, issues, and ideologies with open and critical mind.

Addressing induction ceremony of fresh students in Ghulam Ishaq Khan Institute of Engineering Sciences and Technology Pakistan, he said, "We should teach our students that a rupee earned with hard labour is worth more than a thousand rupees found or grabbed without labour." The educators should spare no effort to teach their students social virtues of tolerance and appreciation for other peoples' point of view, he said, adding that it is their firm belief that future of the nation depends on how the youth face the confronting grave challenges. It will depend on how universities inspire the youth to achieve something remarkable in life, equipping the students with knowledge and skills which are essential for not only surviving but also advancing in all walks of life to achieve international standards.

"The students should be taught to face difficulties, tackle serious challenges and learn to work with other human beings to achieve objectives of social uplift and reduce poverty and above all to learn to live with peace and amity," he said. Engr Shamsul Mulk, president of Society for the Promotion of Engineering Sciences and Technology in Pakistan and former CM of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, spoke on significance of education and its vital importance.