According to Pakistan's officials understanding, people between 15 to 29 years of age are youth, whereas the United Nations considers youth to those people who fall between the age brackets of 15-24 years. These comprise approximately 70 percent of the total population of Pakistan. Although youth have played a constructive role in social and economical transactions, academics have also noted a strong correlation between large youth populations and socio-economical stability, especially in developing countries.
Pakistan's educational system does a poor job of preparing young people for the workforce or teaching them to think critically. Civil society groups have been less active in providing spaces for youths and women to participate and engage in promotion of arts, culture, sports and tourism that increase tolerance, and respect for the society and national solidarity. Without a critical mass of young activists and leaders dedicated to promote a vision of a tolerant, peaceful, and democratic country.
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