Youth bulge: Pakistan must leverage its young population

Karachi:May 17:Children and teenagers from various districts of Sindh took part in the festival and presented tableaus, songs and theatre. The participants highlighted the social problems prevailing in our society through their performances. Shields were also distributed among the youth leaders at the event.
Youngsters performing at the youth festival. Speaking on the occasion, Piler Executive Director Karamat Ali said youth should be provided opportunities to advance in life. He stressed on the need of non-formal education projects such as projects that have borne good results for the youth of unprivileged areas.

In 2010, the parliament added Article 25-A in the Constitution, which ensures compulsory education for children between the age of five years to 16 years. Today, Ali said, more children are out of schools than in 2010, adding that it is the responsibility of the state to provide education to all children.The news.