President Zardari has rightly urged the business communities to come forward with-out-of-box proposals to the government to grapple with economic challenges. But the President must also welcome and encourage young entrepreneurs who for sure will come with fresh ideas and will commence new production techniques to boost the industrial economy. The problem is that our youth is talented but there is a dearth of platforms which can help them project themselves. There are several organisations such as Youth Senate of Pakistan, Innovation World and so on which are actually working for the development and grooming of innovative and talented youth. However without government patronage, it becomes difficult for such initiatives to succeed. RISHA OMER, Lahore. September 10, 2011.