The Debating and Literary Society, Quaid-i-Azam University, Islamabad organized a Seminar on “Role of Youth in Governance: in collaboration with Transparency International Pakistan. The main objective of the seminar was to create awareness among youth about their role for improving governance and fighting corruption.
Dr. Safeer Awan, Student Advisor, International Islamic University (IIU) while addressing the students said, that through out the history young people have played very important role. They have been on the forefront of the different revolutions. He mentioned the recent example of Middle East where youth is leading the old generation towards a change.
He said Plate forms like Transparency International are playing very important role to create socio political consciousness among youth. He said in the era of globalization it is the responsibility of our youth to be vigilant about new developments.
He said the transparency, accountability, good leadership, respect for human rights, rule of law, democracy and fair competition for public office are the elements which are inevitable to ensure the good governance. He also emphasized the need to understand the true sprit of democracy. “Democracy is the name of justice, equality, sharing and togetherness. Our youth should understand democracy not only as system but also as an attitude: he added.
Raouf Khalid, Vice Chancellor, National Institute of Cultural Studies (NICS) shared his dream with students and said one day Pakistani people will rise up and get rid of the power and money hungry rulers and will governed by selfless people having the traits of vision and courage.
QAU, Vice Chancellor Prof. Dr. Masoom Yasinzai said corruption is the biggest threat that Pakistan is facing today. “In every field of life you have come across this menace of corruption. It’s the youth which has to fight and eradicate this menace: he added. He also appreciated the Debating and Literary Society for organizing the seminar. A large number of students and faculty members attended the seminar.