Youth role sought for country’s policymaking


KARACHI: Youth are an asset to any nation and they have a pivotal role in the success of the nations in all sectors. Educated youth class of any nation provides a golden opportunity of sustainable development and civilized nations of the world provide great opportunities to its youth for showcasing their talent and abilities for the nation’s welfare and progress.

These views were expressed by Director Institute of Environmental Sciences Prof Dr Tariq Masood Ali Khan in a Seminar on World Youth Day jointly organized by Institute of Environmental Sciences, University of Karachi (KU) and Pakistan Red Crescent Society (PRCS) held at the campus on Monday.

Dr Tariq said health, education, science and technology, politics, industry and in every sector of state, youth must be provided a greater role in order to achieve sustainable development. Registrar KU Prof Dr Moazzam Ali Khan commended the Prime Minister Youth Program and termed it very vital for resolving the issues of the youth and providing them financial assistance for getting quality education.

He added that the youth should be provided a role in the policymaking of the country as it will bring positive and fruitful results. Youth Parliament is an ideal forum of framing national policies but it needs to be further revitalized. This forum must be connected to the national decision making to include the youth in national and regional issues. He lauded the efforts of PRCS and Volunteer Cell in organizing this event.

Provincial Secretary PRCS Kanwar Waseem said that the youth of the country have never lagged behind when called upon to meet any challenge. National leaders must play a role in empowering them and providing them suitable opportunities. The program was attended by large number of youth and faculty members and officials from PRCS.