KARACHI, Jan 14,2022- Students and workers have formed a youth organisation namely Alternate, to wage an organized struggle against social, economic, cultural and political injustice in the country.
The platform would activate the youths to resolve the issues they face.
Addressing a press conference at the Karachi Press Club here Friday, the leaders of Alternate said that the youth comprises 63 percent of the total population of Pakistan. They are 33 percent of total voters of the country. However, there is no policy or planning for development of this active part of the national population.
They said presently about 27 million youths are jobless, or do not have any earning, 75 percent of them are females. Every year 445000 youths graduate from the Pakistani universities. About 25000 youths graduate in computer science but their majority could not get proper employment.
They said in Pakistan, there is sad state of affairs for youth and added that to cope with the situation in an organized and well-aware manner the youths belonging to different walks of life has decided to organize themselves on a platform of Alternate. It would provide an alternative thinking and struggle to uproot decaying society.
Under the banner of this organisation conscious youths of this country would wage an organized struggle against social, economic, cultural and political injustice in the country. The platform would activate the youths to resolve the issues they face.
This platform would raise a strong voice against diminishing opportunities in educational sector, as well as, useless commercialisation of education and compel the State to discharge its basic constitutional responsibility of giving free, universal and purposeful education to all citizens.
They said Alternate would organize the students to get improved standard of education in government schools.
They said that this organisation would struggle for giving jobs to all eligible youths as per their qualifications besides giving vocational training and joblessness allowance to the youths without jobs.
This organisation would launch a struggle to resolve the issues of the youths working in factories, industries, offices, shopping malls, markets, government and semi-government organisations and other workplaces and help getting their legal rights.
This organisation would give a voice to the youths working in fields and farms.
They said that Alternate would struggle to get the country rid of economic slavery of capitalism and international financial institutions. It would promote a public opinion against war mongering and religious extremism in the world, particularly this region. It would provide an ideological guidance to the youth to promote democratic values in society.
They appealed to the Pakistani youths to join Alternate to become a purposeful and organised force against all injustices and hatreds in our society.
The representatives of organisation Aqib Hussain (labour leader National Trade Unions Federation), Shehzad Mughal (student), Zainab Nasir (student), Anee Yaqoob (home-based worker), Owais Jatoi (factory worker), Ashfaq Roy (teacher), Aiman (home based worker), Shaima (teacher), and Liaquat (Factory Worker) spoke at the press conference.