How to stop brain drain

Published October 28, 2010

BY brain drain we mean large-scale emigration of people with technical skills to foreign countries owing to lack of opportunities in their own country.

Brain drain is taking place at a very fast rate in developing countries; Pakistan being no exception. People get disenchanted with low rewards available for their qualifications and experience, which compels them to migrate to developed countries in search of greener pastures. If we want to arrest brain drain, we will have to

— Provide better job opportunities irrespective of caste, creed, race or nationality.

— Promote people on merit alone.

— Provide attractive salaries to highly qualified people on the basis of their qualifications and experience.

— Improve the quality of our universities and bring them at par with universities in Europe and America.

— Provide adequate research facilities.

— Do away with the quota system at once if not done till now.

Through this system, the less intelligent and inefficient people have been getting admission to professional colleges.

AIR CDRE (Rtd) AZFAR A KHAN
Rawalpindi

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