on Rural Areas of Pakistan” was published whereby it was declared that the child labour is almostdoubleinruralareasthanintheeducatedurbanareas.
But at the same time, these children are lucky in a sense that they at least have a mean to win theirbread. Pakistan is a country where even the youths equipped with high qualifications beg for jobs.What to talk about illiterate and unskilled youngsters? With their empty stomachs, it's silly to expectthem to be good citizens. Consequently, this fraction of youth is left with no other option but toindulge into immoral activities and heinous crimes. It is evident from the Annual Report on Terrorismand Extremism, where 96 per cent of the criminals belong to the youth cohort. Therefore, keeping in view the dilemmas of youth, this portion of society cannot be ignored anymore.ConclusionThe enviable potential and unrivalled élan of youth, if properly harnessed, can bring asocioeconomic revolution in Pakistan. On the contrary, if their issues, perceptions and ideas are notassessed and subsequently addressed opportunely, it may turn into a 'nightmare on street toprosperity.' Therefore, to avoid any debacle, all the problems of youth need to be remedied at thefirst instance; giving priority to the above-mentioned three most burning issues.Facts1. Due to lack of guidance and information, 250,000+ students are sufferinannually. 2. 41, 000 students appear in entry tests of medical colleges and only 5,000 of them get admission.3. 70,000+ students appear in entry tests of engineering institutions and only 7,200 get admission(inPECaccreditedprogrammes).4. 150,000+ students of other groups are con fused to choose any disciplinegeneration gapGeneration gap refers to the difference in the ways of thinking and perception in the people oftwo different generations which results in behavioral differences and sometimes, conflict amongthem. In other words, it is the difference in the thinking of the people of the older and youngergeneration which is generally connoted with the lack of understanding or misunderstandingbetweenthem.The most common example of generation gap is seen in the family between parents and theirchildren. It is not only because of the gap in age but also because of the way parents react to aparticular situation. Children being very young and immature do not understand the way ofthinking of their parents. In many cases, the parents, even if they are matured, do not empathizewith the changing values and thinking pattern of the modern world. This creates acommunicationgapbetweenthesetwogenerations.Another main reason for generation gap between parents and children are parents themselves.They do not talk openly to their children and take part in solving their problems. That behaviormakes the impression about parents as authoritative persons, in the mind of children, becausethey only dictate them to do one thing or the other without understanding the problems faced bytheir children. As a result, the children become mentally isolated from their parents. Some