Noor.ul.Ain is one of Pakistan’s youngest published writers. Her book, “The Youth Of Pakistan” is available in 12 countries including Pakistan. It is a book about Pakistan, it’s culture, norms, political and economical instability issues and yes, guidelines and help to the youth and why they should be a proud Pakistani.

The Youth Of Pakistan was Published last year, in both kindle and paperback formats and it will be available in Pakistan on 23rd March, Nationwide.

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We, at Beyond Sanity Publishing, are very excited and over whelmed to represent a writer that will help give Pakistan a better image in the eyes of the world.

We interviewed her to know more about the history of The Youth Of Pakistan and how she became voice of many students across Pakistan. Reading this, and her book, you will be able to recognize Pakistan as a nation that is positive and heading towards development.

  • You are different than you 2 years ago. How do you define yourself?

I think time gradually changes everyone, and this effect is probably most pronounced in the age group I am in. I have grown as a person in all possible ways in the past two years, but I guess the biggest change of them all has been academic: I got landed in a university.

  • What is The Youth Of Pakistan for you?

The Youth of Pakistan is my first attempt at freeing my emotions concerning things that matter to me the most. It defines my first encounter with the exhilarating world of writing. So it will always have a special place in my heart.

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  • How did you learn about Beyond Sanity Publishing?

Coincidence or probably a stroke of pure luck is the answer to that. It was my sister who met the CEO of Beyond Sanity Publishing Miss Irum Zahra on Facebook, and therefore it’s all thanks to her.

  • How much time did The Youth Of Pakistan take? Are you happy with what you wrote?

It took me around two months to write down the first draft of the book. Then there were the countless editing, composing and proofreading sessions that took another two months.

The term happiness falls far too short to describe what I feel about this book. Overwhelmingly giddy and grateful would probably do.

  • Is Pakistan a good place to be? Socially and Politically?

Realistically speaking, Pakistan with its own nearly intangible mesh of socio-political problems is obviously not the first place where any human being these days would want to be. But that is the part where we come in. It belongs to us and it is our responsibility to make it a good enough place; both socially and politically.

  • What are your thoughts on Modern Islam presented in Pakistan today?

To me, Islam was meant to be a contemporary code of life for all times to come. I, therefore, have trouble understanding this new or modified version of Islam they call ‘Modern Islam’ here in Pakistan. Religion is much more than the practices we sometimes think we can alter at wish under the name of modernization.

  • What message does The Youth Of Pakistan delivers? Is it only for the youth to read?

The Youth of Pakistan delivers many messages with the ultimate core being the fact that the youth of this country is not to be underestimated. This book puts light on the true potential of our people and goes on to show all the possible pathways for us to prove our potential.

The youth is meant to be the main target audience but anyone who wants to understand the youth, its predicaments and ideas that could change the course of time are most welcome to read it.

  • Do you think Pakistan’s economy is stable enough to stand ground in case a war breaks out?

We are already fighting a very dangerous war against terrorism and have been fighting this foreign war and letting it eat up our resources for too long until it got to a point where getting out of it became virtually impossible. We came out of 1965; even the devastating encounter of 1971, so even when the economic structure is practically stumbling, thinking of ourselves as totally hopeless would be wrong.

  • The Youth Of Pakistan goes deep towards the roots of Islam and connects the recent issues with the verses of Holy Quran. Do you think people need a more extreme approach to be taught the truth or they need more time to understand?

I would once again say that Islam is always current, and the biggest proof of it is how the verses of Holy Quran relate to modern issues so easily. I don’t think one should call it extremism. Nevertheless, delivering the truth to someone is a difficult job and just like everywhere, teaching it to our people also demands patience and perseverance.

  • We loved the connection between culture and society in The Youth Of Pakistan. What is your favorite part of the book?

My personal favorites are the two chapters that circle around the various factors that made Pakistan inevitable and the price that our people had to pay for freedom. The facts in these chapters can inculcate deeper feelings of patriotism in the readers which is why they are significant considering the theme of the book.

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  • The Youth Of Pakistan is available in many libraries across the world. What kind of audience do you think it attracts?

It could be of value to anyone prepared to be fascinated by the youth of Pakistan.

  • What do you think about the current India-Pakistan issue on a cricket series? Are sports a good way to avoid the main Kashmir issue?

Sports have invariably been a key element in international ties all over the world. Similarly, cricket has played the same role in the India-Pakistan relationship for a long time. Relieving tension across the border and promoting peace through the lighter context of a cricket series is truly effective. An opportunity like this should be frequently entertained and appreciated by both sides. Sadly, this does not appear to be the case. However, Kashmir still remains far too important to be avoided by cricket.

  • Being a writer who writes in Pakistan, On Pakistan, How do you feel?

Pakistan is my first love, and writing about it is what I think I was born to do. Therefore it feels like my safe place, my home where I belong.

  • What is the value and place of a writer in Pakistan?

All I would say is that it is in desperate need for improvements, and people working to do just that are inspirational.

  • How did The Youth Of Pakistan change you?

The Youth of Pakistan changed me in many unimaginable ways. First of all it gave me a sense of self and built the belief in myself I never even knew I was missing. Secondly, this book told me I was capable of producing actual books that can be published and everything. Through the course of penning it down, it also showed me a clear pathway that can lead me to contribute my fullest towards the betterment of my motherland. I lived and breathed this book, and every word of the book came from deep inside my heart so it was bound to change me.

  • What other projects are you working on?

There are currently three other projects I have started and am working on them. One is an attempt at a novel covering the biggest national disaster of Pakistan in 1971, another is going to be a collection of short stories from various parts of world all circling a similar theme and the third one is meant to be a surprise!

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  •  What issues do you think women in Pakistan are facing and what can be done about it?

All the things that make Pakistan special and more make its women precious. I think we are facing countless social and cultural restraints, but the way our women are still proving themselves everywhere is what is truly laudable. A lot of work is being done and a lot still needs to be done to make sure every pearl is discovered and gets its worth.

  • Message for the Youth?

Our land needs devotion and sincerity from us and as much patriotism as we can provide. We, as a nation, need to learn all the right reasons for falling in love with Pakistan and then channel that love into our practical lives bringing about positive change in every field we may choose for ourselves.

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