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“Yes” Together we are the solution

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Well when we talk about ethnicity in Pakistan, there’s always a negative response from people residing in different ethnic regions. Witnessing our elders the Y-generation also caught up by the ethnic fire  and it burnt their harmonic feelings for each other. They’re forced to do riots for the sake and respect of their particular regions. Not many governmental or non governmental organizations aren’t taking such initiatives  to bring youth from different shades of culture under a single umbrella. Youth’s energy is not channelized to work as a unit.

                                                                        

Channan Development Association (CDA) in collaboration with Y-peer Pakistan and Punjab government  arranged Asian Youth Conference and Peace festival 2011 in Lahore, which I believe is one of the major initiative took by Young people of Lahore and across Pakistan . National Delegates (from across Pakistan), including me ;) , Speakers (across Pakistan) and International delegates (across Asia) were invited to gather and talk about peace. To spread love. And to eradicate all the hatred that we’ve taken in our hearts for each other since a long time. The event was based on the theme “Together we are the solution” as I named the blog on this theme.

It was three day fun and interactive festival .Many noted personalities and inspiring speakers accompanied including Ali Moeen, Sarmad Tariq, Amara Anwar, Usman Shahid, Umair Jaliawala, Nazia Ramzan and many Asian young models .I personally interacted with the people of Lahore, Karachi, Hyderabad, Peshawar, Quetta , Islamabad, Gilgit and almost people from every region. I felt very much common among ourselves, and the common thingy was that we all belong to one nation Pakistan. At that time no one was Sindhi, Balochi, Pakhtun or Punjabi.We get to know so much about the cultures of each other and even we had interaction activities and workshops in festival.

I never knew anything about the people of Gilgit, just knew that its Pakistan’s paradise. Never wandered of how talented and passionate they are. I met and heard some gilgitis and they simply inspired me. Even there are not much awareness, and there is lack of education since there not much schools and colleges there, but the youth of Gilgit is taking equal part in political and social activies.

Cultural night was conducted on the second day of the event. Basically it was a concert of noted musicians which turned out into a Cultural night at the end. Experienced the real importance of Pakistani culture. On one side I was extremely overwhelmed to come by variety of colours, dresses and songs depicting different cultures including Punjabis, Sindhis, Balochis, Pakhtuns, and Gilgitis. On the other side I was grieving inside because we have forgotten our identities by ignoring our culture. We’re strayed by the bright colours of western culture. In a while we just lost ourselves. We over leaped our own culture. I also have no identity because I don’t follow my customs any more. One of the major factors of why Pakistani youth facing problems is that there aren’t much awareness among them to revive our customs back. So I believe it was a great initiative took by CDA

I was a little bit sad on the third day because I didn’t want the event to end. In such tough time as Lahore was all caught up by Dengue and viral infections, the delegates showed up and came to the festival. team of CDA, volunteers and executive committee gave their level best even in the chewy time. It really seemed to me that ” Yes together we are the solution”. All of us gathered on a single platform, danced , sung, questioned-answered, and left with tons of memories. Hats off all the young people who organized such an event. I hope to witness such festivals in the near future, and we will make peace instead of war among us Inshallah .

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Youth can make a Positive Pakistan !!

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The youngsters are the Nation builders and deciders of the Future. The Destiny of nations is in hands of youth. They have a bright sense of hard-working, modern approach, innovation and advancement. These are the people if guided correctly , then can play a magnificent role in the progress of Pakistan not only economically but also by socially and practically.

As a matter of fact Pakistani population is very young. Of the 15 largest countries in terms of population Pakistan has the youngest people. The best investment in the current scenario is to empower the youth. Our demographic situation provides our young with an extraordinary opportunity to compete in whatever sphere of life they chose. This is the right time to look at their problems and try to give them possible solutions  before it’s too late. The Government and the society should support these “Nation Builders” and concentrate on protecting their physical health, their skill-based education, employment and all above give them the courage and motivation to move forward.

At the moment Pakistan houses the largest number of youth in its history.Despite that our “assets” are facing multitude of problems like, unemployment, poverty, pitiful law, three to four education system, no means of entertainment, healthy resources and awareness. And frustration as a result of multitude of problems is increasing day by day. Unfortunately our young talent is growing up without the right opportunities, information and guidance to express their full potential.This results in the exploitation of young talent abroad. The fact is that their talent is not properly utilized, channelized and appreciated.On the other hand a small bunch of patriotic people prefer to work here but still it is not very useful because they are not properly channelized and guided.

Today Pakistan is in a pitiful condition, and the most vital factor is the foreign influence  which is weakening Pakistan. Our homeland is not completely independent yet. They are using defeatist ideas to let us down. Their real target is the youth, they are making us confound and we are actually imitating the western culture. Should we revive our culture to bring things alive again? Are we fleeing away from the basic principles of Islam?These are some questions that we should be real concerned of.

No doubt the youth of Pakistan is dedicated, enthusiastic with their country but emotions are not enough they need a direction to create a positive Pakistan. They need to change themselves and their attitude and approach must be based on sensibility, responsibility, tolerance and patience. We will meet a Positive and Green Pakistan. INSHAALLAH.

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