Dubai, Apr 8(ANI): A prominent motivational speaker has urged his compatriots in the United Arab Emirates to stop bashing their country and talk about it positively as it is the key to bring the change in the homeland.
'Mera [my] Passion Pakistan' author Irfan Mustafa was speaking at a gathering of Pakistan-origin citizens in the United Arab Emirates.
He challenged the audience to reveal what they have done for their country besides thinking and talking negatively, and his question was met with complete silence.
"First thing [what] we need to do to improve our state and the state of the nation is to think positive. We can't change what's happening around us but we can change the way we think. Everyone of us has to be part of this process," he added, pointing out that
positive intentions lead to positive actions.
"We don't have to lament that Pakistan's glass is half-empty, we need to celebrate that it is half-full. All of us have to stand up and be counted with tolerance and discipline," The Gulf News quoted him, as saying.
Pakistan Professional Wing (PPW) Chairman Muneer Mahmoud, who organized the event, said that the main objective of holding such motivational talks is to encourage Pakistan citizens residing in the UAE, especially the youth, to promote the soft image of the country through their contribution in the local society. (ANI)
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