Youth: symbol of hope and pride for Pakistan

SUMMAIYA CHAUDHRY

Pakistan is a developing country and youth in Pakistan makes up about 35% of its total. In these crucial times, when Pakistan is facing severe issues like terrorism, economic crisis, target killings etc, the burden to take the country out of the whirlpool is upon its young people.
Pakistani youth are known for their patriotic spirit and feel for nationalism and their progress to make people proud of being Pakistani. Youngsters of Pakistan have now chosen a path of positivism. This way they can mould, innovate and produce whatever they think is the best.
They are currently striving for the betterment and progress of country. They have adapted ways which would make the people of Pakistan unite and bring about change as whole. Pakistan’s talented youth have so much potential to offer to this country and the world.
They are urged to be the ambassadors of peace and prosperity. So much negative propaganda about Pakistan in the media, both at home and abroad, the youngsters are feeling the burden of keeping up to their hopes to make a better tomorrow. Youth of today don’t let any opportunity go out of their hands to represent Pakistan’s positive and soft image on international forums. Here are some of the talented Pakistani youngsters who have made us proud:
Ali Moeen Nawazish, most notably famous for setting a record of acing 23 subjects in the Cambridge O-level examinations. He is also the receipt of Pride of Performance award and his contributions to the field of education are immense. Mehak Gul started playing chess at the early age of six. She is now 13- year old and is creating a pro- Pakistan image by being an internationally acclaimed chess player. Maria Toorpakai Wazir, born in Waziristan is a professional squash player who has won international acclaims for Pakistan.
Arfa Karim, a youngest Certified Microsoft Professional in the world, Samina Baig, first Pakistani women and the third Pakistani to climb Mount Everest. She is also the youngest Muslim woman to climb Everest. Pakistan’s young footballers who made the entire nation proud by finishing third at the Street Child World cup in Brazil.
These youngsters and others who are not mentioned here have prospered in all fields of life. When a game of cricket or any natural disaster can bring the Pakistanis together, then the youthful Pakistanis can also be united under one flag if they are allowed their fair share towards growth.