PESHAWAR: Speakers at a capacity building workshop here on Saturday urged the youth to focus on their studies, create awareness of corruption and prepare themselves to be true future leaders of the country.
According to a statement issued here on Saturday, the event ‘Ulasi Taroon’, a youth capacity building workshop, was organised by the Center for Research and Security Studies (CRSS) here at the Department of Journalism and Mass Communication, University of Peshawar.
MPA Sardar Hussain Babak said on this occasion that for a good and effective democracy there should be a balance of power where the executive, judiciary and legislature were only committed to execution, adjudication and legislation.
Capacity building workshop for youth held at UoP
He said that democracy offered solution to all problems as democracy meant delegation of powers to the common citizens where the vote was the best indicator of power.
“It’s extremely important to have a rule of law and across-the-board accountability for good governance. Every individual and organisation is subject to law and accountability. As public representatives, we must consider the national interest paramount than the personal,” said Mr Babak. He said that the role of media in strengthening democracy was crucial.
Superintendent of Police, Peshawar Cantt, Wasim Riaz said that the government should provide environment conducive to the citizens where they interacted with the government on the matters of public concern; articulating their issues in a dispassionate way.
“Only by sensitising, educating and enlightening the future leaders, inculcating the critical thinking skills among them and giving them opportunities for participation in the democratic processes, can we have a visionary leadership tomorrow,” he said.
He added that dispute resolution councils in KP had demonstrated the ability to solve the disputes of civil nature. The SP said that the KP police wanted to engage the youth in the community policing process.
Malik Mustafa, CRSS manager programmes, said that social cohesion helped people to work together for the attainment of shared goals designed and agreed upon to improve the living conditions for all.
Published in Dawn, November 18th, 2018