In Pakistan’s troubled economy, access to higher education has become a threshold requirement for career success. Whether one considers a neighborhood, city or nation, those with higher levels of education have higher incomes and more opportunities of growth. It is not only the individuals, it is the community at large which benefits from a learned generation.
Forman Christian College (FCC) has a long and distinguished history of serving the nation by graduating young people who have rendered outstanding service to Pakistan as the leaders in government, education, medicine, law, arts, entertainment and religion. The college is well-known for its excellent educational program and for teaching discipline and basic values to its students. This has been possible by the never-ending support of various donors who seek to fulfill the aim of a literate nation.
I belong to a middle-class family which consists of five members. My father is a gardener, my elder brother is a lab technician and my sister is a nurse. I am the first person in my family to go to university.
Currently I’m in my senior year at FCC studying for BSc (Hons) Biotechnology and also doing research. Four years ago, I couldn’t have imagined the progress I have made. My family faced a financial crisis and I thought I would not be able to carry my education any further.
I come from Muridke which is my hometown. We are two brothers and two sisters and I’m the eldest. I belong to a poor family. There is no college education in Muridke, so when I passed my Matric my parents decided to move to Lahore for our higher education. They sold our home in Muridke and we moved to Lahore and rented a home.
To me the greatest pleasure in writing is not what it’s about, it’s the chance that I get to do it. I am a junior majoring in Mass Communication from Forman Christian College.