Pakistan have faced multiple crisis from its very beginning. Muslims sacrificed everything to built a nation where they can live peacefully according to their religion. Quaid-e-azam always gave us the message of hard work but our youth have no sense of responsibility. They are not familiar with their strength and importance. Pakistan is enriched with talented youth. They are in need to taught to utilize their abilities in a productive manner.They are the future of Pakistan. Youth has the capability to fight with the problems like sectism, political instability, poverty, and lack of education. It plays a vital role in making Pakistan a better place. Youth has the power change the perception of people, to educate them and to create a harmony among people. The youth with its immense power and talent, can take Pakistan to the next level. It can make Pakistan prosperous, developed and multifaceted. Jinnah placed great importance on youth and advised students on several occasions. Quaid-e-azam considered youth as the leaders of tomorrow.
While addressing the Punjabi Muslim Students Federation at Lahore on October 31, 1947, Jinnah said:
“Pakistan is proud of her youth, particularly the students who have always been in the forefront in the hour of trial and need. You are the nation’s leaders of tomorrow and you must fully equip yourself by discipline, education and training for the arduous task lying ahead of you. You should realise the magnitude of your responsibility and be ready to bear it.”
Our youth can achieve their goal if they follow the golden rules of Quaid-e-Azam.
Nations that neglect the teachings and guidelines of their founding fathers are often doomed to disaster and end up as failed states. There is urgent need for our youth to acknowledge the principles, ideals, values and vision of our founding father, Quaid-i-Azam Mohammad Ali Jinnah and ensure that we sustain for all times to come “Jinnah’s Pakistan”.
(She is a media student at Institute of Communication Studies, University of the Punjab. She can be reached at: [email protected] )