Youth is the future: Rehman Malik
Islamabad: Senior Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) leader Senator Rehman Malik has said that the young people were the future of the country.
A delegation of the Student Youth Council called on Senator A. Rehman Malik Chairman Senate Standing Committee on Interior at Parliament House, Islamabad.
The delegation of Youth Council included students from various universities across the country and was led by Muhammad Shahzad, President YCP. The delegation was comprised of Irsa Batool, Ayesha Zafar, Faisal Amin, Rehan Ullah, Farhan Ullah, Attaullah Mohsin, Ziyad Ali Shah, Muhammad Onais, Asad ur Rehman and others.
Senator Rehman Malik in his address to the students said that youth are the backbone of any nation and they play a vital role in nation-building and development of society.
He said that youth have the power to develop a country and change the fate of the nation. He said that youth help in moving forward and determine the future of the country.
He stressed that no country in the world can develop and progress unless it imparts education to the young generation. He said that Pakistan currently has the largest youth population.
The lawmaker added that more than 64% of the total population of Pakistan is under 30 years of age and more than 29% is between 15 years of age which is huge manpower. Unfortunately, youth in our country is facing a lot of problems nowadays, he added.
Senator Rehman Malik said “we need to give equal opportunities of education to our youth and in every field and the youth should be encouraged to take up and accept the challenges of the 21st-century world.” He emphasized, “We need to provide more opportunities to the youth by setting up vocational training institutes.”
Senator A. Rehman Malik advised the students to determine their future and work day and night to achieve the goal. He added that the youth should play their role in the prevention and control of drugs by using their abilities. He said that it would be a huge wastage of human resources if youths are not given an opportunity to exercise their talent. He said that our history has witnessed that the youth had played a very important role in the formation of Pakistan.
On the occasion, the members of the Student Youth Council apprised Senator Rehman Malik of the problems facing them and they emphasized the necessary legislation to strengthen the youth. The members of the Student Youth Council thanked Senator Rehman Malik for giving them the opportunity to visit Parliament House and discuss issues.