Youth of Pakistan covers approximately 60 percent of the total population, which is a significant percentage by all means. It can not be ignored that if any change is to take place, the foundation of the structure needs to be strengthened. The foundation of Pakistan, is the youth, and if we wish to strengthen the foundation, we first need to educate, empower and more importantly guide the youth in the right direction. The branding of Pakistan into a completely new direction can also take place only if the youth is aware of its responsibility and how to perform its duties actively. It is true that in today’s era, the youth is very much educated and very much able to express their views, but it is also true that the youth lacks direction.
- Creating Awareness and Giving Direction to the Youth: The youth of today is influenced by the cyber world and most important component of cyber world is social media. The social media needs to play a directive role in empowering the youth. We need to encourage our youth in reading useful material and information on social networking websites such as twitter, Facebook and youtube etc. These sites possess great deal of information rather than purely being social chat rooms.
- Encouraging Youth to become more patriotic: We see when ever there is Pakistan’s cricket match, people wave flags, update statuses and paint there faces green. But are they really that much patriotic as they seem at these occassions? No! definitely not in my opinion. When ever Pakistanis get a chance, their main aim is to go abroad and serve their skills and sources to foreign countries. The government needs to provide sufficient opportunities and rewards for the skills these people posses, so this trend can be changed.
- Media should act more responsibly: Although, in recent years the media has become more mature in handling and showcasing information. But, still it needs to act more responsibly and portray the brighter side of Pakistan. Already, we have been labeled as terrorists, and any negative representation can lead to further adverse effects and defamation in the global world. So, media should highlight the news with minimal bias, and it should be presented in such a way that it does not cross the ethics or moral code of presenting news or information.
- Proper Utilisation of resources: Pakistan as a country posses all the natural resources such as heavy deposits of coal an natural gas in Balochistan. Karachi is the hub of trade, located in Sindh. And Gwador Port, in the same way can be a milestone for the trading activity to take place in coming years. But, the problem still lies in the management. Pakistan has not been blessed with good leaders or managers, who could have utilised the resources in the best possible manner. Instead, the governance was prone to corruption, mismanagement and other incomepetencies which have slowed down the development of the country.
Youth as an emblem of a brighter future
It is true that it is only the youth that can majorly act as a pillar to strengthen and bring a positive change in Pakistan. When given the right direction and purpose, the youth can achieve wonders for Pakistan and bring it forth among the top most economically sound countries. We do have the talent and skills present in our youth, but we need to educate, train and guide them in the right direction but that too in a manner which does not hamper their inner creativity. And this can only be done through productive discussions with them as today’s youth believes more in logic…