Youth our only hope for the future: Dr. Laghari


Islamabad: Five outstanding young doctors are all set to make a life time trip to Lindau Germany to meet 25 Nobel Laureates under the programme sponsored by the Higher Education Commission and Pakistan Atomic Energy Commission. Selection was made by the German Council.

Maryam Alam Khan graduate of Khyber Medical College, Wafa Omer, Army Medical College, Syed Imran Shah, King Edward Medical College, Ehsan Ullah, Bahawalpur Medical College and Kanwal Zulfikar Abbottabad Medical College respectively expressed their excitement for the impending visit on the eve of their departure during a meeting with Dr. Javaid R. Laghari, Chairman Higher Education Commission.

The Chairman congratulated them on their selection and advised them to make a mark for Pakistan in the gathering of 570 international students from over 60 countries who would be attending the event. He encouraged them to glean useful information regarding higher studies and to contribute positively, be it clinical or research in their choice of profession.

‘Youth are our only hope for the future’, said Dr. Laghari, ‘only the youth can fill the leadership vacuum that is apparent in most professions. After your return, endeavour to maintain the momentum and drive to excel, ’ he said.

Young scholars are selected in a transparent manner and on merit for participation in the event. Previous scholars have earned a good name for Pakistan and every year students from Pakistan are welcomed warmly.

The purpose of these annual meeting which began in 1951 is to create knowledge though interaction of talented young scholars with Nobel Laureates. The meetings rotate annually in subjects of Physics, Chemistry and Medicine/Physiology. Lindau organizers are also appreciative of the gender balance reflected by Pakistan and this year girls outnumber the boys in the final selection. Since 2003, 53 such talented young scholars have availed this opportunity and many of them have henceforth been selected in universities abroad for higher studies in USA, UK, Germany , Australia etc.

For more information, contact:
Aayesha Ikram
Director (Media)
Higher Education Commission
Sector H-9, Islamabad
Tel: 90402404, 90402412
Email: aikram@hec.gov.pk
Website: www.hec.gov.pk