Youth are the agents of our future, says PM
ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi said on Saturday that the government believed in ensuring a conducive environment for the youth, to provide them opportunities for exploiting their true potentials and excel in all the fields of life.
“Youth are the agents of our future and only by channelling their energy, creativity and talent towards addressing the multiple challenges we face, we will be able to build a stronger Pakistan,” the prime minister said in a message on the International Youth Day, being observed on August 12 (today) across the globe.
The prime minister said that the government was committed to supporting the youth in becoming leaders and ensuring their meaningful role in the society.
“Youth of any country or a nation is the driving force and key factor for realizing the dream of achieving progress, development and economic prosperity,” he added.
The PM said that tremendously significant ‘role of the youth’ was crucial for making Pakistan a stable, democratic and an ideal state.
Around 60 per cent of Pakistan’s population comprised of youth, which was the greatest national asset, he added.
The prime minister said that the mega projects, in the fields of power production and communication networks, were the right avenues to provide employment opportunities for the youth. “China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) is one shining example to the credit of our leadership for creating the opportunities to positively and gainfully engage our youth,” he added boastfully.
He said that the government had launched a remarkable initiative, Prime Minister’s Youth Programme, for the socio-economic development of youth.