PM Imran forms first ever national youth council

01:46 PM | 30 Jun, 2019
PM Imran forms first ever national youth council
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ISLAMABAD – The Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaaf (PTI) led federal government has formed Pakistan’s first ever youth council after Prime Minister Imran Khan has approved the formation of the council.

According to media details, at least 33 prominent figures from sports, religion, academia, arts and culture, and economics have been made a part of the council.

Major Tanveer Shafi, a survivor of Operation Zarb-e-Azb, was appointed as the first member of the council. Mountaineer Samina Baig, who climbed K-2, and wheel-chair bound motivational speaker Muniba Mazari, Cricketer Hassan Ali and Sana Mir from women’s cricket are also appointed as the members of the council.

From entertainment, Hamza Ali Abbasi and Mahira Khan have been included in the council.

The council is aimed at increasing the participation of youth in the country’s decision making.

Prime Minister Imran Khan’s patron in chief Usman Dar will head the council.