Youth Hi-Tech skills empowerment imperative for country: Syed Fakhar Imam

The youth should acquire basic skills and then improve it further to achieve excellence at global level

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MULTAN, Federal Minister for National Food Security and Research Syed Fakhar Imam on Monday stressed youth to improve skills in Hi-Tech as it was vital to put the country on way leading to matchless progress within the shortest span of time.

Fakhar said that the youngsters ranging from 18 to 25 years old were earning huge amounts by dint of Hi-Tech. Hi-Tech is a fast emerging business for speedy progress, he mentioned. A good number of youngsters in developed countries became owners of billions of dollars by the dint of Hi-Tech.

Minister said The youth should acquire basic skills and then improve them further to achieve excellence at the global level.

He maintained that Bill Gates made tremendous progress through technology. In Pakistan, nearly 19 % of people are below the poverty level and they could be lifted by promoting skilled base knowledge.

Fakhar Imam focused on the promotion of quality education only. He recalled that over 2 million Chinese youth acquired high-quality education from America and then served in their own country. The nations that focused on quality education excelled in all fields, said Fakhar.

There was a time when 90 percent of the Chinese were spending lives below the poverty level. However, after focusing on quality education, China abolished poverty in the country.

Syed Fakhar Imam urged upon students to follow and learn from the life of Quaid-e-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah. Quaid-e-Azam, by dint of hard work, was included in the list of top 10 lawyers. He earned huge amounts and donated his property to Ali Garh University, Sindh Madrasstual Islam and Islamia College Peshawar.

How Pakistan could steer out of crises, Syed Fakhar Imam maintained that the country could only be made rapid progress by promoting a skilled society. Knowledge-oriented education and its applications, especially in fields of agriculture, commerce, trade and industry, was of very much important, he remarked.

In Pakistan, only 2 million Pakistanis pay direct taxes. However, the ratio of taxpayers in other countries was very high. Last year Pakistan collected a tax of Rs 4700 billion against expenditures of Rs 8000. To meet the shortage, Pakistan has to visit different monetary institutions.

He also stressed upon students to keep monitoring strategic relations at the international level as it was also vital to understand many things, essential for the progress and prosperity of the country.

On this occasion, President Young Pakistanis Organization Naeem Iqbal Naeem, Regional Director Aspire Group of Colleges Adeel Qamar, District Officer Special Education Mian Majid, Professor Azam, Muhammad Inaam and many others were also present.

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