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Why majority of youth want to leave Pakistan?

A survey that was recently conducted by the Pakistan Institute of Development Economics (PIDE) showed that around 37% of the total population of Pakistan would leave the country if they are given an opportunity. The majority of young people are dissatisfied with their country of origin and desire to move to a foreign country, which is a serious trend.

One of the hardest decisions a person can make is to move overseas and start a new life, especially if they are from a developing nation like Pakistan. People with advanced degrees sometimes start their careers working as cashiers, waiters, and drivers since residents of developing nations frequently don’t receive special attention. The survey results are shocking in this regard that people are more ready to work in this capacity than to work at a higher position in Pakistan.

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According to the survey, among the four provinces, Balochistan has the most desire to leave the country (42%), followed by Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) and Sindh. Punjab has the least desire, although not by much.

Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJK) has the greatest percentage of residents who desire to leave Pakistan among the three territories (44%), followed by Gilgit Baltistan (GB). Islamabad Capital Territory (ICT) has the lowest percentage of residents that desire to leave the nation of all administrative regions.

One of the numerous reasons people desire to leave Pakistan is a better opportunity. Regarding economic might and technical advancement, not every nation in the globe is on an equal basis. Many immigrants leave their homeland in pursuit of higher-paying employment, superior educational institutions, and residences that are safer than those they might access back home.

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People strive to have excellent lives by obtaining better employment, better healthcare, better education, and better economies.

The youth in our country are suffering from a lack of quality education and jobs while politicians and other stakeholders are engaged in “House of Cards.”

No employee in Pakistan feels secure in their position; anyone can be fired at any time and without cause, and this practice is widespread from top to bottom. No one was held accountable for the system’s flaws.

A study conducted in 2019 showed that the majority of Top-tier experts are reluctant to accept significant posts because they risk being dismissed and hauled before courts for accepting greater wages if the government is changed.

According to experts, Underemployment is a condition that is much more painful than unemployment since it destroys an educated person’s self-respect in addition to their will.

The phrase “underemployment” refers to a situation in the market when a worker is either paid less than what is reasonable given his or her talents or works part-time because there are fewer opportunities for well-compensated full-time work.

The experts believed the consensus that underemployed workers are more likely to move occupations for better offers both inside and outside of their country.

Another issue in Pakistan is the lack of continuity; no leader, person, or policy lasts for an extended period. The majority of projects are stopped as soon as a new leader takes over, and when he is halfway through implementing a policy, he is replaced by someone else.

The worst impact of brain drain on any nation is what is currently occurring in Pakistan, widespread corruption, incompetent governance, a lack of drive, and a rapidly dwindling sense of national identity.

The remedy to solve this must be implemented quickly and right away because else “the uneducated will play” as they are already doing while the educated are not around to handle the situation.


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