Prime Minister Imran Khan fulfils yet another promise made with the Pakistani youth
ISLAMABAD – For the first time in the history of the country, the National Youth Council has been established by Prime Minister (PM) Imran Khan, Dunya News reported on Sunday.
According to a notification issued by cabinet division, PM Khan will be the patron-in-chief and Punjab Chief Minister Usman Buzdar will be the chairman of the 33-member youth council.
Besides, all provincial ministers for youth affairs (from four provinces, Azad Kashmir and Gilgit Baltistan), cricketer Hassan Ali and female cricketer Sana Mir have been included in the council.
Influential persons in the fields of sports, education, religion, economy, and arts and culture have also been added in it.
PM Youth Programme’s deputy secretary is also a part of the council, whereas Major Tanvir Shafi, the veteran soldier who had fought in the Operation Zarb-e-Azb, is amongst the prominent members of the council.
Artists Hamza Ali Abbasi and Mahira Khan, K-2 climber Samina Beg and differently-abled Muneeba Mazari have been added in the council to play their active role.
Shazia Batool, an artist hailing from Balochistan, national footballer Karishma Ali and first she-male news anchor Marvia Malik have also been selected for membership of the youth council.
In this regard, CM Buzdar said following the instructions of PM Khan he assumed the responsibility of youth welfare eight months ago.
“The council’s agenda will be uplifting youths for development and prosperity…Youths will be added to the decision-making process at the national level,” he said, adding that the council will coordinate and work jointly with provincial governments and the federal government.