He was speaking to media after paying his visit at the mausoleum of the Father of the Nation, Quaid-e-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah. During his visit, the president laid a wreath at the tomb of the Quaid and offered Fateha. He was accompanied by the Governor of Sindh Dr Ishratul Ibad and Chief Minister of Sindh Syed Qaim Ali Shah.
The President insisted that restoration of law and order in Karachi was vital for maintaining peace in the country.
He said that no economic progress is possible without peace, adding that Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif would take up the issue of drone attacks along with several other matters during his meeting with the US leadership.
He said that Pakistan has repeatedly taken up the issue of drone attacks as these attacks have negative repercussions.
“The prime minister has raised the issue of drone strikes many times,” said President Mamnoon Hussain.
He further stated that the possibility of bilateral trade would also be discussed between the two leaders.
Moreover, with respect to India-Pakistan relations, he said that Pakistan wished for cordial relations with its neighbour and India should also adopt a positive attitude toward Pakistan.
Responding to a query regarding the rapidly increasing prices, President Mamnoon Hussain advised the people to show patience and said that the government is working to stem the increase in prices, and said that progress in this regard would be made soon.
He said that Prime Minister would also discuss with the US President Barack Obama about the withdrawal of the US forces from Afghanistan, mutual trade and other matters.
He said that people should forget the differences and should work for the betterment and progress of the country.