Islamabad:March 11: The third Pakistan Young Leaders’ Conference (PYLC) started in London being organized by National Union of Pakistani Students and Alumni (NUPSA) in collaboration with Pakistan High Commission London and Goodenough College London.
Addressing the opening ceremony in the Parliament building as a key note speaker, Ms Kashmala Tariq, MNA, encouraged the students to strive harder in order to excel in their professional careers thereby contributing to the socio-economic progress of the country. She cited brain drain and lack of contribution by educated youth as one of the major reasons for slow progress in Pakistan.
Wajid Shamsul Hasan, Pakistan’s High Commissioner to UK said that Pakistan was at a defining time of its history where the people will have to determine their future through the Parliament, which is the sole arbitrator of peoples’ power.
He advised the students to carry back the lessons of freedom, interfaith tolerance and peaceful co-existence that they learn from this society to help Pakistan return to the higher ideals of the Founder Quaid-e-Azam Mohammad Ali Jinnah.
He also advised the students to follow modern role models like Sharmeen Obaid Chinoy, Amir Khan, Sir Anwer Pervez and Lord Nazir Ahmed to achieve their goals. He added that education was an important element of bilateral cooperation where UK has allocated £650 million for primary education in Pakistan.
Lord Nazir Ahmed of Rotherham, Dr Khalid Ranjha, former Senator and political analyst Najam Sethi also spoke on the occasion.The news.