PM Imran Khan establishes first National Youth Council
ISLAMABAD: For the first time in history of Pakistan, the National Youth Council has been established by Prime Minister Imran Khan while important icons of youth from sports, education, religion, economy and arts and culture have been made part of the council.
According to notification issued by cabinet division, PM Imran will be patron-in-chief while Prime Minister Special Assistant (PMSP) on youth affairs Usman Darr will be Chairman of the council.
33 ارکان پر مشتمل نیشنل یوتھ کونسل میں کھیل،تعلیم، مذہب ،معیشت اور آرٹس اینڈ کلچرل سے وابسطہ نمایاں نوجوانوں کو شامل کیا گیا ہے۔کونسل وفاقی اور صوبائی حکومتوں کے ساتھ مل کر کام کرے گی۔کونسل ارکان نوجوانوں سے متعلق پالیسی گائیڈ لائین اور فریم ورک کی تیاری میں حصہ لیں گے۔ pic.twitter.com/xqEs6a9zOW
— Usman Dar (@UdarOfficial) June 30, 2019
The Pakistan army man who set a precedent of valor in the operation zarb-e-azb, Major Tanveer Shafi is the first member of the 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.
Actor Hamza Ali Abbassi and actress Mahira Khan, Muneeba Mazari are also part of the council.
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.
Talking about this scribe, Usman Dar has said that the federal government has achieved a milestone for the welfare of the youth of the country and the youth has been for the first time made partner in the decision making.
Usman said that development of the youth is the prime agenda of the council and the youth will be included in decision making on the national level while members of the council will take part in the preparation of policy guideline and framework.