According to a report published by the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) that Pakistan has the largest number or percentage of the youth. The report states that 64% of the total population of the country’s youth is below the age of 30 while 29% consists of youths between 15 to 29 years_____making Pakistan the youngest country after Afghanistan in South Asia.
It is estimated that among the youth 90% of the youth is deprived of recreational facilities, 15% has the access of internet, 80% has radio whilst 48% has mobile phones.
When it come to the HDI (Human Development Index), Islamabad has the highest while FATA has the lowest while among the provinces Punjab has the highest HDI and Balochistan has the lowest.
Undoubtedly, Pakistan’s youth is in a dangerous and destructive stage. Our enrollment growth rate is 0.92 pc and according to reports if the enrollment of youths to school continues at the same stage, it would take more 60 years to reach the zero out of school children.
Youth, if not be taken care of, will never be able to emerge as the benefactors of the country and remain a constant threat on the society since most of our youths is addicted to drugs and other social and religious activities. We need to invest more and more in the education sector instead on the defense because they are the educated youths who is the future of this country.
Recently, it was reported that Pakistan lacks teachers but instead of knowing that we have a whopping unemployed youths, we don’t give priority to appoint them on jobs. As a result,they opt other anti-people activities to damage their own country.
Thus, we need to take care for our youths benefits because as per as the Japanese Ambassador, “if the youths are not handled properly and not provided with meaningful engagement in society, it will be a disaster for the country. “