Country needs youth-specific policies
Kandhkot – Youth’s importance is recognised all over the world as pillars of the nation who play an important role in bringing a positive change in the society.
Motivation, passion and determination in youth can make or destroy a nation or a country. Youth are not the only leaders of tomorrow, but also the partners of today. According to various reports, youth make up more than 55 percent of Pakistan’s population. But unfortunately due to lack of planning and less emphasis on awareness campaigns, they are no more an asset for the nation. The situation is more pathetic in remote areas of the country where the youngsters are yet to become familiar with the advancement of modern-day life.
It is need of the hour that we should start taking initiatives for their education, health and career planning so that we could make the most of their hidden potential.
Usually children in rural areas of the country do not go to school or drop out at an early age because they prefer their ancestors’ businesses over education.
There is also a dire need for making youth friendly policies in Pakistan in order to bring them in the mainstream.
There are frequent references to the youth in the poetry of Allama Iqbal, Poet of the East, who viewed them as agents of change.