PM Imran Khan forms first ever 33-member National Youth Council
Influential people from fields of sports, education, religion, economy, and arts and culture have also been added in it.
- Prime Minister Imran Khan forms Pakistan’s first ever National Youth Council.
- National Youth Council has 33 members.
- PM will be the patron-in-chief while CM Punjab will be the chairman of the council.
- Influential people from fields of sports, education, religion, economy, and arts and culture are also a part of it.
For the first time in the history of Pakistan, Prime Minister Imran Khan has formed country’s first-ever National Youth Council. As per the notification issued by cabinet division, Prime Minister Imran Khan is patron-in-chief and Punjab Chief Minister Usman Buzdar will head it.
CM Buzdar said after the instructions of PM Khan, he dedicatedly started working on the welfare of the youth 8 months ago. He said PM Imran Khan’s vision is to include youth in the decision-making process.
“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.
Who will be part of the council?
The council is thoroughly inclusive, gender-balance and has representation from all spheres. Along with provincial ministers for youth affairs (from four provinces, Azad Kashmir and Gilgit Baltistan), people from fields of sports, education, religion, economy, and arts and culture are also part of the council.
Cricketer Hassan Ali and female cricketer Sana Mir are included in PM’s ambitious NYC. Major Tanvir Shafi, the veteran soldier who had fought in the Operation Zarb-e-Azb, is also among the most prominent members of the council.
Hamza Ali Abbasi and Mahira Khan, K-2 climber Samina Beg and inspirational Muniba Mazari will also contribute. Shazia Batool, an artist hailing from Balochistan, national footballer Karishma Ali and first transgender news anchor Marvia Malik will play their active role in the council as well.
The council will encourage youth participation and engage the country’s young lot in the decision-making process. It will work collaboratively with all provincial and federal departments.
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