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‘Employed youth means peace in Balochistan’

‘Employed youth means peace in Balochistan’

LAHORE – Balochistan Peace Forum (BPF) was organised by Chanan Development Association (CDA) and Action Aid Pakistan in collaboration with KRSF on Thursday. The forum participants demanded jobs for the youth of Balochistan.
Speakers at the forum believed, “Stability and peace in Balochistan is imperative for a prosperous Pakistan but it requires provision of employment to the youth.” They emphasized the need for a political solution to the crisis brewing in Balochistan, and said

Gilani tells secretary to educate youth in IT

ISLAMABAD – Prime Minister Yousaf Raza Gilani told Information Technology Secretary Saeed Ahmed Khan in a high-level meeting at PM House on Thursday to immediately develop a project to educate students throughout the country in information technology, with particular focus on the flood-affected and underdeveloped areas.
Gilani said the project would bring in employment opportunities for the youth and help alleviate poverty in the country. He told the secretary to work out

Pepsi’s Cricket Revolution mesmerises youth

LAHORE – Pepsi Cola organised a Cricket Revolution – Ultimate Gaming Tournament, in order to provide an unmatched experience to the cricket crazy nation here. Gaming areas were set up at different bazaars, malls and colleges where the youth showed their skills in the amazing Pepsi Cricket Revolution Game.
The final round of the tournament was held across different zones in Lahore and over 50 gamers took part in the competition. Player with highest runs in five overs was selected

Akhuwat reaches out to the youth

LAHORE – Akhuwat, an organization that introduced interest-free microfinance lending, held presentations at Government College University and Kinnaird College (KC) on Friday as part of its youth outreach program. More than 200 KC students attended the presentations. Akhuwat’s representatives Imran Sarwar and Aneeq Cheema presented the multidimensionality of concepts such as entrepreneurship and empowerment.
Students discussed Akhuwat’s involvement with indigenous institutions,

Gilani urges scholars to help youth follow Holy Prophet’s teachings

ISLAMABAD – Prime Minister Yousaf Raza Gilani on Monday urged Muslim scholars to play their role in bringing back on path those deviated from the teachings of the Holy Prophet (PBUH). Addressing the inaugural session of the International Seerat Conference, Gilani said the youth was falling prey to intolerance and extremism and the situation demanded the religious scholars realise their responsibilities and strive for the promotion of the teachings of the Holy Prophet (PBUH).

Gujranwala win Youth Weightlifting

LAHORE – Gujranwala won the final of the Inter Divisional Youth U-14 Wrestling Championship held at Sheranwala Bagh, Gujranwala. Gujranwala got the first position with 65 points. Lahore were declared second having 40 points and Multan achieved third position with 30 points.
Commissioner Gujranwala Saeed Wahla was the chief guest at the occasion and all divisions of Punjab were the participants. During this Championship the following wrestlers were selected for camp training

National Jr, Youth Weightlifting from 15th

LAHORE: The National Junior, Sub Junior and Youth Weightlifting Championships will be held from February 15 to 17 at Punjab University Ground Weightlifting Centre near Choubarji here. More than 160 young and promising weightlifters from all over Pakistan will participate in these championships. Players born in 1991 or later will be able to participate in junior section competitions and the players born in 1994 or later will participate in sub junior event and the players born in 1996

Red Crescent holds youth awareness programme

LAHORE – Pakistan Red Crescent Society Punjab Branch held a youth awareness programme in the University of Engineering and Technology, Lahore on Thursday. The session covered various aspects of youth awareness including role of youth in the society, introduction of Red Crescent and its importance.
Youth Club was also formed in UET, from where 12 students were elected. Two students of Blood Donors’ Society Rehan and Usman arranged the aforesaid programme.

Youth crushed to death

HAFIZABAD – A speedy coaster crushed a 20-year-old motorcyclist to death. Reportedly, Abdul Rehman, a resident of village Nali Mohil, was on its way to Hafizabad from his village on motorcycle. When he reached the bank of a drain, a coaster coming from the opposite direction crushed and injured him severely.
He was rushed to a hospital where he could not survive.

Denmark-based goalie joins youth camp

LAHORE – Denmark-based goal keeper Yousuf Butt joined three domestic goal keepers in the selection-trial-cum-coaching camp at the Model Town Football Academy, being held in the build up for the Pakistan Youth team’s tour to Thailand and appearance in the 2012 Olympic Football Asian Qualifying Tournament.
Pakistan have been pitted against Malaysia, with the first leg to be played in Kuala Lumpur on February 23 and the return leg in Pakistan on March 9. “While they are citizens of

CDA and UNFPA sign agreement for youth peer education

LAHORE – The United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), Pakistan has signed a “Letter of Understanding” with a national youth led organization, Chanan Development Association (CDA) to strengthen Youth Peer Education Network (Y-PEER) in Pakistan as well as carrying out multiple youth development activities across the country.
The activities includes conducting National Training of trainers’ workshops for young trainers to equip youth lead organizations to execute peer education

Youth attempts suicide

DASKA – A 25-year-old youth attempted suicide by jumping down from a two-storey building in the Cantt police precincts over psychological problem. On receiving information, Rescue 1122 rushed to site and shifted Hassan Subhani to CMH.
WOOD BANK DEMANDED: Furniture manufacturers and exporters from Daska, Sambrial, Pasror and Silakot have urged the government to set up a wood bank to ensure the supply of Sheesham (rosewood). They said they were facing a great inconvenience owing

Youth festival organised at UMT

LAHORE – The students of Marketing Club at the School of Business and Economics (SBE) organised the Youth Festival 2011 at the University of Management and Technology (UMT).
More than thirty stalls were set up in the festival. The stalls displayed various products; garments, jewellery, edibles, games, IT products, carved mugs and subsidized products like EVO etc. A large number of students, faculty and staff members visited the festival throughout the day and enjoyed the

Players finalised for youth camp

LAHORE – Pakistan Football Federation (PFF) President Faisal Saleh Hayat has approved forty-six players for the national youth team to appear in the 2012 Olympic football Asian qualifying tournament. The camp will start on January 15 at the famous Model Town Academy.
17 year old Muzammil Hussain, rated as one of the top upcoming keeper, is among the probables. Muzammil won the Best GK award in 19th National U18 Championship 2007, 3rd National U21 Championship and 20th National

MTFA to host national youth football camp

LAHORE – The Pakistan Football Federation has approved Model Town Football Academy (MTFA) Ground for the national camp to prepare the Pakistan Youth team which will appear in the 2012 Olympics Asian qualifying tournament. The camp will start from January 15 at MTFA.
The 2012 Summer Olympic Games are scheduled to take place in London from July 27, 2012. The Asian Football Confederation (AFC) has confirmed Asian entries for the qualifying rounds of the London Olympics Football

National Youth Weightlifting from Feb 16

LAHORE – The National Junior, Sub Junior and Youth Weightlifting Championships will be held from February 16 to 19 here at Punjab University Grounds Weightlifting Center near Chauburji.
According to secretary Pakistan Weightlifting Federation Hafiz Imran Butt, the players born in 1991 or latter will be eligible to participate in the junior competitions while the players born in 1994 or later will be eligible for the sub junior competitions and the players born in 1996 or later