ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan emphasizes on youth has officially permitted the launch of 33-member National Youth Council (NYC) for progress of the youth of the country.
An official said, the programme patron-in-chief will be prime minister whereas chairman will be Usman Dar, Adviser to the PM on Youth Affairs.
He said it was a notable initiative to ensure active participation of young professionals in national development.
He said the scheme had been planned to economically empower the youth who were underprivileged of better livelihood and income opportunities.
He said this scheme will empower the youth who were underprivileged of healthier livelihood, income opportunities and make them economically stable.
He said noticeable figures from various fields, including religion, economy, education, sports and arts, would be NYC’s part. He said a ghazi from Zarb-i-Azb military operation, Maj Tanveer Shafi, cricketers Hassan Ali and Sana Meer, actors Hamza Ali Abbassi, Mahira Khan, Samina Baig and Muniba Mizari would be part of the plan.
Ministers for youth affairs in all the provinces will be NYC’s part and national heroes and youth icons will also join the programme. He said the government was striving to bring changes to attain empowerment of the youth.