Investment in knowledge promotion the best investment: Dr Tahir-ul-Qadri

Shaykh-ul-Islam Dr Muhammad Tahir-ul-Qadri addresses All Pakistan National Students Convention

Addressing the Students Convention organized by MSM to mark its 25 foundation day, MQI founding leader Dr Muhammad Tahir-ul-Qadri said he only wants to see the students holding the book in their hands. He advised the students to irrigate the soil of their hearts and minds with the water of knowledge. He said they should spend every moment of their student life on acquiring knowledge, stating that the educated youth is the secure future of the nation.

Dr Tahir-ul-Qadri said illiteracy is a strict punishment, an affliction, and a huge test. He said the character building of the students is the shared responsibility of the state, teachers, and parents. He endorsed MSM's demands of raising the educational budget, stating that it is a fair and legitimate demand.

Dr Qadri, who addressed the Convention via a video link, congratulated MSM on celebrating the 25th foundation day. He said the only path to progress is through the promotion of education. He said whatever the governments spend on the education of the youth, its fruits will be transferred from one generation to the other. He said MQI focused its attention on the promotion of education and opened the doors of education hundreds of thousands of male and female students. He said investment in the character-building is the best investment to be done by any country. He said that the state resources must be spent on knowledge.