67% of Youngsters Want to Leave Pakistan
Dr. Faheem Jehangir Khan, Senior Research Economist at the Pakistan Institute of Development Economics, estimates that 67 percent of young Pakistanis wish to leave their country (PIDE).
In his remarks at the two-day EconFest festival, Khan reportedly also brought up the fact that 31% of Pakistan’s educated youth were unemployed.
The economist emphasised the importance of talking about youth issues in order to find answers. A degree is not a guarantee of employment, he claimed, despite the fact that there are more than 200 universities in the nation that award degrees to thousands of students.
Khan stated that teachers had a duty to their students, who would also need to embrace entrepreneurship.
It is important to note that a recent PIDE poll found that young people, especially young men, between the ages of 15 and24, had the strongest desire to leave Pakistan, with at least 62 percent of them declaring such a desire.
According to the report, the most common justifications for leaving the country are economic. The quest for more respect and fair opportunity were the next two important driving forces.
The Pakistan Institute of Development Economics (PIDE) has created the EconFest to host talks and debates on the national economy and related topics.
It is alarming as 67% of Youngsters Want to Leave Pakistan.