Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif on Monday underlined the need for combined efforts to explore the true potential of clean energy resources, coupled with the utilisation of modern tools and technical gadgets to fully harness the talents of young generations.
In an address at the Future Investment Initiative Summit in Riyadh — an annual feature since 2017 — the premier said that clean energy potential would be the new driver of economic prosperity, stressing that the world needed to come forward and support it.
“Nothing could be of more importance to us than this very challenge: how to ensure that our collective tomorrow is better than our today.
And that we are ready for it; that we have the tools, skills, and technology that enables us not just to navigate the complex world of tomorrow, but to also shape it today in a manner that has the most beneficial impact on humanity,” he highlighted.
PM Shehbaz said that the pace of transformation and change was never as swift as it was today.
“With the power of technology driving the world towards a future few could imagine in the past, we are well positioned to harness the dynamics of change.”
He went on to say that the power of technology was a great equaliser as it could cut through social, cultural, and financial barriers and empower those who were equipped to leverage it.
The premier also emphasised taking innovative and bold steps in the technological fields that had brought about consequential changes in every sector of life.
The latest technological innovations have been driving the world to such changes that were hardly thought of in the past, he added.
In Pakistan, PM Shehbaz recalled that he had seen, with a sense of deep satisfaction, how young women and men were crafting their careers — and boosting their earning power — by using technology in diverse fields within the larger digital matrix like e-commerce.
“I believe Pakistan is uniquely placed to leverage this change. We have one of the youngest populations in the world. Most of these youngsters are equipped with the tools of the new digital world. They are hungry for more skills and more opportunities. —APP