Pakistan not progressing despite resources: Khurshid Shah

12 Nov, 2016 5:53 pm

SUKKUR (92 News) – Leader of the Opposition in National Assembly Syed Khurshid Shah has said that Pakistan is not progressing despite the availability of resources.

Addressing a ceremony regarding the promotion of technical education in Sukkur on Saturday, Khurshid Shah said that the country still lacks political awareness.

The 60 per cent youth of the country should be used for constructive purposes, he said, and added that Parliament has a great role in development. “The world is changing. The distances have minimized,” he said.

He said that the private sector provides jobs to 98 per cent people in the country but the current government has failed to encourage the private sector. The government can only provide livelihood to two per cent population but unfortunately, the government has not realized its responsibility to provide employment opportunities to the youth, he added.

The basic problem of the country is increasing population but we are not paying attention to the issue, he further said.

He said that skilled people are an important asset of our country and we spend half of our budget on cosmetics. This is also a skill that we go to a beautician to cut our nails, he said.

On a lighter note, he said, “I have two wives. One day I asked them about their spending on beauticians. They replied that Rs 5,000. I said that I should also learn this work. My wives said that these days whoever knows the skill of a beautician, their seven generations prosper.”

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