Youth Bulge blessing or Curse
Pakistan is a developing country and currently has the largest population of young people ever recorded in its history, according to a comprehensive National Human Development Report (NHDR) report launched by UNDP. In the midst of crunching times, when Pakistan is facing severe issues such as economic crisis, Unemployment, water scarcity and lack of political will, the burden to take the country out of the whirlpool is upon it’s young people. Youth plays a vital role in keeping a nation upfront at the international level as through their contribution, a country moves on and on in the right direction of prosperity. Nonetheless, situation is not that optimistic in Pakistan, a country where more than 60% population is comprised on people who are between 16-30 years of age. Even with this huge majority of the total population , the country is still trailing far behind as compared to other super nations of the world.
Major reason behind this dilemma is that our youth has lost it’s national pride and do not even think about the prosperity of this country because a huge percentage of young people do not even want to live in this country. These young people remain busy in discovering the ways through which they could find means of going abroad. These young people spend major part of their time in vulgar activities and their hot topics of discussion are songs, movies, video games and so on. Such youngsters are going far away from the teachings of Islam and from the norms and traditions of our society. Considering the fact that young people of this country always remain busy in such vain activities, how can we expect that this country could produce renowned scientists, engineers, political leaders? Pakistan will grow if the youngsters realize their responsibilities and work accordingly by leaving their vain activities behind and act for the progress of this homeland.