KARACHI - Advisor to Sindh Chief Minister on media Sharmila Farooqui has said that the present problems of Pakistan are the result of long dictatorship as Gen Ziaul Haq and Gen Pervez Musharraf promoted extremism and terrorism in the country.
Pakistani Youth are full of patriotic feelings and their future is very bright, she said while speaking as a chief guest in a Seminar ‘Provincial Youth Conference- Democracy, Governance and Youth Participation’ under Sindh Community Foundation here at local hotel on Thursday.
She said, ‘Islam is the religion of peace and it teaches to safeguard the rights of others and those who follow extremism are not true followers of religion’ She added that everyone had a right to protest, but it should be peaceful. Pakistani youth could save Pakistan and they could change the destiny of the country.
She said that it was really very sorry to say that 65 years had passed and we still talked about strengthening institutions and if democratic governments were allowed to function smoothly, the country would become most developed country in the world. Sharmila Farooqui said that for youth policy consultative dialogues should be held in order to know their problems.
Advisor to CM said that it was the need of the hour that patriotism should be promoted. Present democratic government had provided jobs on merit to one lac people. ‘Right now free judiciary and media are working in the country. Negative approaches must be discouraged, she concluded.