Vice-Chancellor of Sindh Agriculture University (SAU) Tando Jam Dr Fateh Muhammad Marri has said that youth have a major role in the development and Pakistan’s majority population consists of youth. He said this while addressing an event titled “Fly High 2022” regarding the career counseling of youth and graduates with the joint cooperation of the university and Indus Youth Welfare Organization (IYWO) at Dr AM Shaikh Auditorium Hall of SAU.

Dr Fateh Marri said that for any development is incomplete without studying on considering demographic change, Pakistan is currently one of the fortunate countries in the world, which has a majority population of young people, but at the same time, it is a concern that 29% of the youth are illiterate, and for them unemployment has become a serious problem.

He said that according to a recent study, 64 percent of Pakistan’s population is under the age of 30, and only 39% of 100 youths are gainfully employed, while 57% of 100 youths are neither employed nor looking for employment. He said that the youth should use their talents and make efforts for personal business and employment in the private sector.

Professor Dr Tahmina Nagraj said that agriculture is a very big sector, youth can create employment opportunities for themselves and others by developing their ideas as entrepreneurs.

Abdullah Veesar, leader of Indus Youth Organization, said that the main objective of this program was about the career counseling of the students of Sindh Agricultural University, Colleges and Schools of Tando Jam, Tando Muhammad Khan and Mirpur Khas and their surrounding areas. He said that there is a lot of talent among the youth of Sindh, the industry and academia play their role to help them in business with employment for the youth.

Earlier, keynote motivational speakers from the School of Leadership (SoL) Karachi and local community leaders trained 300 participants and students from more than 20 schools and colleges.

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Arshad Yousafzai is a Karachi-based journalist covering Education and Human Rights. He can be reached on Twitter @Arshadyousafzay

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