Editorial : Brain drain - Monday, April 11, 2011

The emigration of people from the country is a phenomenon we are all too familiar with. It has been going on for decades with people leaving in waves for other lands since the years soon after Partition. In most cases, it is those who are highly qualified and educated who choose to make the long journey to the west. The impact of this on our own country has not been properly studied. But we can say almost without doubt that it has been a profound one. In many ways, it accounts for the growing mediocrity we come across in so many places and for the complaints from employers that they cannot find competent people to hire.

This is highly detrimental to the country and its future. We need to plug the brain drain somehow. But rather than slowing down we have seen a speeding up of the process of departure over the past few years. Much of this is connected with the issue of governance and people’s opinions about how events are shaping up. This is just one more way in which the actions of leaders impact what people do. For now, things don’t look so good. There is need for drastic change; otherwise we can look forward to a future where there are even fewer people with the professional expertise we need in a wide variety of fields.

Source : http://thenews.com.pk/TodaysPrintDetail.aspx?ID=41079&Cat=8

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