Islamabad - President Mamnoon Hussain said that National Defence University (NDU) has a status of a key think tank in formulation of policy for national security and defence in the country.

The President was talking to Lt. Gen Anwar Ali Hyder, HI (M), and President NDU, who called on him at the Aiwan-e-Sadr on Thursday.

President Mamnoon Hussain stated that NDU is an important institution of the country which is discharging its responsibilities not only in formulating and developing defence strategy but also imparting education and training to military as well as civilian officers. The goal of trainings is to assist in grooming future military and civilian leadership.

The President said that NDU enjoys excellent ranking not only in Pakistan but also in Asia.

The President observed that graduates of NDU always cherish good memories and harbor good image of this premier institute.

He also called for further enhancing the capacity of the faculty and directed to enhance accommodation facilities for the students of the university. Assuring his all out support for the university, the President opined that NDU could play an important role in area of informal diplomacy.