ISLAMABAD, Pakistan: The Platform by Center for Global & Strategic Studies (CGSS) in Islamabad organized a Webinar titled “Journey of the Leaders”.
The session was commenced with the opening remarks by the President CGSS Major General (retd) Syed Khalid Amir Jaffery.
Major General (retd) Syed Khalid Amir Jaffery said that to embark on the journey of being a leader one must be dedicated and determined to bring a change.
The president CGSS also mentioned that it is the need of time to have this discussion with the young minds of Pakistan because our future leaders will be from our youth.
The Minister of State for Parliamentary Affairs Ali Muhammad Khan said that a leader is someone who is observant and thinks about the circumstances around him that he wishes to change.
The minister also highlighted the leadership qualities of Muhammad Ali Jinnah and Allama Iqbal and urged students to follow them for inspiration.
Furthermore, Ali Muhammad Khan said that leaders can dream big and make other people dream as well. He said that Pakistan is blessed with an energetic youth who has the ability to be leaders.
The Chief Executive Officer (CEO) & Founder of the Millennium Education System Faisal Mushtaq said that leadership is an attribute, it is a quality that is inbuilt in every individual of a society whether they are head of a country or head of a family.
Faisal Mushtaq emphasized that leadership begins with a vision and depends on the environment, ecosystem, and knowledge a person has, therefore our students must-read books to surround themselves with knowledge and wisdom.
Faisal Mushtaq also highlighted the qualities and virtues of a successful leader and stated that every leader believes in equality, diversity, and inclusion of all members of the society. It must be remembered that every decision a leader makes affects the society as a whole, and that is why he must have a vision and a plan of action.
The Filmmaker, Writer & Media Specialist Shehzad Nawaz said that leaders have the ability to change the mindset. Every leader must have three virtues that are the part and parcel of being a leader, those qualities are, honesty, courage, and the quality to be Just and his words should have empathy and passion to touch everyone’s hearts.
Shehzad Nawaz mentioned the sayings of Allama Iqbal and emphasized that Leaders should be able to reflect internally and externally and this will help them in being selfless which is the prime attribute of being a leader.
The Senior Member Advisory Board CGSS Brigadier (retd) Akhtar Nawaz Janjua said that leaders must have the capability and capacity to be wise and take decisions.
Brigadier (retd) Akhtar Nawaz Janjua further stated that a true leader must be a man of his words, he should stand by what he said. He addressed the young generation of Pakistan and stressed the importance of loyalty, honesty, and dedication to embark on the journey of being a leader.
The Conference was attended by 50 participants and was moderated by the Project Executive The Platform by CGSS Ms. Palwasha Nawaz.