By Muhammad Ali
Area Manager One-Ten MPCS Gilgit-Baltistan
Pakistan is among the few privileged country’s having vital geographical location, presence of all four kinds of weather, lots of mineral resources, and energetic and talented youth. All these components are sufficient to style a successful country. The Youth population of Pakistan is about sixty percent of the entire population, it means out of every 5 persons 3 Pakistanis are youth. The youth possess the energy, ability, commitment to convert the hostile conditions into the opportunity and then grasp that chance to attain the anticipated results for their country.
The talent of Pakistani youth has been crumpled for years and years but the time is demonstrating that Pakistani youth is the best-talented youth the world has ever seen. The Youth in the west gets groomed by developed organizations but Pakistani youth is the only youth that is generating records in the field of technology, sports, and computer science without the obtainability of correctly structured learning institutes.
“The youth of today has been widely outclassed; they do not consider themselves to be too young to be pampered, and they are not supposed to be old enough to take responsibility on their own shoulders”.
Presently Pakistani youth is facing some grave issues, and if these issues are not appropriately tackled then such a treasured resource will become a weight for the country instead of having Allah’s blessing.
The major problem is the communication crack between them and their seniors, the prior believing them to be old enough for making their own choices for matters personal or social while the latter just decline to pass over this responsibility to them. This steers to temperaments intensifying more often.
The issue our youth is fronting at present is frustration. This thing is consuming up our youth slowly and steadily. The youth of this country does not have jobs, health resources, means of healthy entertainment and awareness. This is the precise time to look into the difficulties of the youth and provide them with viable answers otherwise it will be too late.
Our youth has lost its individuality. We need to allow our youth to remember their identity. There must be corrective measures at governmental, individual and social levels to reinstate the confidence of the youth in their latent qualities. We have to groom our youth to confront and tackle the challenges of time with steadfast courage and youthful confidence.
The foremost problem for Pakistani youth is the prevalent education system of the country. Currently, there is no single education standard. There are multiple education standards; one operating as government institutes, another English medium, facilitating the children of upper-class families and yet another in shape of madrasas.
Entertainment is an important activity to keep oneself amused for the little time period. Entertainment is important for every person and especially for the youth. However, it is equally important to differentiate entertainment from any immodest and immoral practices. My meaning of entertainment is totally opposite to how it is defined in western societies. For me, entertainment means Sports, games, debates that amuse oneself in the productive way.
Last but not least, are the so-called love issues which have dramatically been on rising since the past few years but end mostly in the destruction of lives either by suicide or by eternal misery which renders them mentally unfit. The depression overpowers them and very few are able to cope up with it as another aspect of the ups and downs of life.
“We should remember that the more we remain down-to-earth and enjoy life as it is meant to be the better we stay for the rest of our lives. One should always remain aware of where his actions can lead him to in the future. Though it is believed that everything is predestined in our lives, we still are responsible for our deeds since God has provided us a brain to think before doing anything”.