Khushal Piracha

Khushal Piracha

The author is a Supply Chain graduate from The University of Texas at Austin. He is currently running a small startup based in Karachi called Honest Market, aiming to provide health conscious products at a more affordable price.

Why Pakistan’s hiring culture is scaring away its millennials

Pakistan’s recent economic growth has attracted widespread attention from international investors and organisations. According to the World Bank, Pakistan’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP) is expected to climb to 5.2% in 2017 and will continue to rise for the next two years. As economic growth prevails, so do establishment of new jobs, both managerial and labour-oriented. A research paper titled ‘Determination of Youth Emigration’, written by Ammad Zafar in 2016 of Karachi University’s public administration department, claims that 48.7% of Pakistani youth do not want to stay in the country. The main trends were youth views on unemployment, insecurity, economic problems, and lack of social support and career opportunities. Out ...

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