ISLAMABAD: The talent and potential of the youth of the country can be utilised for steering the country out of the current socioeconomic issues it faces while their political maturity can ensure a bright future for Pakistan.
This was stated by National Assembly Speaker Asad Qaiser while addressing the commencement ceremony of the Young Parliament’s Fellowship programme organised by the think tank Pakistan Institute of Legislative Development and Transparency (PILDAT) in Islamabad on Friday.
“The inclusion of an intellectual touch for training young politicians is essential for the political maturity of the youth and this is will only possible through seminars, group studies, research orientation and provision of political opportunities to them,” Qaiser said, adding that the youth has the potential to bring about real positive change.
The NA Speaker said that setting goals independent of vested interests or political affiliations are the only way to make Pakistan prosperous and progressive.
He stressed the need to fulfil the targets set by the youth with commitment, sincerity and through sustained efforts. He added that this was not the time to ask what Pakistan had given us, rather, it was time to pay back the country.
Reiterating his belief in the potential of youth, he said that irrespective of their economic backgrounds, all youth of the country can contribute to the development of Pakistan.
“The political grooming of the youth will ensure the [rise of a] sincere and mature political leadership in the country,” he stated.
He stressed the inclusion of young political workers in all political parties and urged such young politicians to come forward and participate in positive political activities and serve the nation.
Published in The Express Tribune, March 23rd, 2019.