Ex­ploit­ing the youth bulge

Enterprise - - 4 - Aisha Khalid Karachi

Ifound your re­view of the Asian re­gion in terms of its youth bulge rather in­ter­est­ing. There has been im­mense fo­cus on har­ness­ing the po­ten­tial of youth for a sus­tain­able fu­ture, but there is also a great need to solve the youth prob­lems like un­em­ploy­ment, poverty, dis­ease and all so­cial ills at mi­cro level. These prob­lems are gen­er­ally be­ing ig­nored by the op­ti­mism at macro level. In par­tic­u­lar, Pak­istan is a richly young coun­try go­ing through ma­jor tran­si­tions of in­no­va­tion in var­i­ous sec­tors, ur­ban­iza­tion, and pro­mo­tion of skills and em­ploy­ment gen­er­a­tion poli­cies. It is im­por­tant for Pak­istan to se­cure its youth amid the com­pe­ti­tion of re­sources. The youth of Pak­istan it­self needs to re­al­ize its sig­nif­i­cance and the strength it may give to the coun­try on the eco­nomic front.

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