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Strengthening youth will strengthen Pakistan: Pakistan cricket captain Sarfaraz Ahmed

Karachi, March 25, 2019 (PPI-OT): The strengthening of youth will strengthen Pakistan. If we want to progress as a nation then we must strengthen our youth. The educated youth are the future of Pakistan and they will make us proud in the future too. These views were expressed by the Pakistan cricket captain Sarfaraz Ahmed on Monday. He was speaking at a seminar “Healthy Youth: Strong Nation” organized by Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, University of Karachi at Arts Auditorium KU on Monday in connection with Pakistan Day.

He observed that we have great expectations from our youth. He stressed that we must only trust Almighty Allah and not the people. He shared that the self-confidence and trust in Almighty Allah will make you successful in life.

He also observed that Almighty Allah will give you what you want from Him. Sarfaraz Ahmed said that Almighty Allah rewards those who work hard. He cited his own example saying that there was no place for him in the Pakistani cricket team nearly three years ago but now he was the captain of Pakistani cricket team.

Sarfraz Ahmed expressed that the teachers play crucial role in building a society. “The teachers impart quality education to the students and they also enable them to cope up with the future challenges. The students must not forget their teachers after succeeding in life.”

He advised that the students must highlight the names of their teachers which will give everlasting happiness to their teachers. He stressed that teachers also play an important role in the success of a student just like the parents. He promised that he will not forget the overwhelming love that he has received from the people of Pakistan and Karachi in particular. He said that the prayers of the people are behind his success today.

Meanwhile, the renowned singer and social worker Shehzad Roy said that he was happy to witness an environment at University of Karachi where people were free to express their opinion. He mentioned that such positive activities bring stability to the society.

The anchor person Iqrar-ul-Hassan said that the country will not change with the change of leaders but it will change when the people will change. He further said that Pakistan will change and become a progressive country if our youth find the right direction today. He requested people to use their resources for the betterment of this country and welfare of the needy people.

The KU Vice Chancellor Professor Doctor Muhammad Ajmal Khan said that the society cannot become the paradigm of welfare and progress without the ideological revolution. He claimed that there was no shortage of skills in our young generation. He advised that the need of the hour was that the youth becomes more tolerant by avoiding negative demeanour and torture.

He observed that the success of Sarfraz was not the result of good fortune but it was the result of an outstanding performance in all the four Pakistan Super League tournaments including the victory in the recent PSL tournament.

He said Sarfraz was the role model of today’s youth. He added that we feel proud that the student of Karachi University is leading Pakistan’s cricket team. He advised the students to follow the footsteps of Sarfraz and thrive to lead any of Pakistan’s team in the future so that we can proudly say that our students are leading Pakistani sports’ teams.

“The students will have to work hard to become future leaders. The students will have to lift their standards in the field of education so that their name comes right at the top in the list of changing the fortune of this country.” He said that Sarfraz Ahmed is one such example whose name is at the top of the list of changing the fortune of this country. He hoped that Sarfraz Ahmed will bring the world cup home as well.

The Dean, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, KU, Professor Doctor Nasreen Aslam Shah said that the purpose of today’s seminar was to boost the morale of youth so that they can play their role in the progress of the country.

She mentioned that it was the responsibility of the teachers to tell students about the pros and cons of the things. She claimed that the youth were the identity of our nation in front of the world. She observed that the youth have to restore the respect and value of this nation. She advised that the youth were the hope of elderly people and role model for the coming generations.

The anchor Rizwan Jaffer said that cleanliness was half of religion. He advised that one should not limit cleanliness to his or her personality but they should ensure that their surroundings are also clean.

Psychiatrist Dr Uneeza Niaz claimed that we were forgetting the Islamic values while the non-Muslims were adopting them. She observed that foreign teachers were imparting the education in their educational institutions which were the root of our upbringings. She said that model science is being taught in western countries and Islam has already highlighted the teaching of model science. She stressed that we must take care of our society.

Nutritionist Dr Ayesha Abbas encouraged students to see dreams. “It was very important for students to see dreams.” She asked students to work hard to fulfill their dreams. She said you desire for improvement when you dream. She observed that the life will be colourless without dreams.

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