Amir Bilal, a prominent community leader, met with the Special Adviser to the Prime Minister on Youth Affairs, Mr. Usman Dar, at the Prime Minister’s House in Islamabad. The meeting focused on the importance of youth and the demographic dividend, with leaders expressing their views on the meaningful participation of young people at policy level and the needs of young people in the country.
During the meeting, Mr. Dar emphasized the vital role that youth play in shaping the future of the nation. “Young people are the driving force behind progress and development, and it is essential that we involve them in decision-making processes at all levels,” he said.
Mr. Bilal agreed, stating that it is crucial for young people to have a strong voice in policy discussions. “The needs of young people are often overlooked or misunderstood, but it is crucial that we listen to their concerns and work together to address them,” he said.
Mr. Fsahat Ul Hassan, Chairman of Youth Advocacy Network, and Mr. Sardar Asim Abbasi, Chief Editor of Thedayspring, a youth-centric newspaper, were in attendance to share their views on these important topics.
During the meeting, Mr. Hassan emphasized the importance of youth mobilization in driving progress and development. “Young people have the energy, creativity, and passion to make a real difference in the world, and it is crucial that we support and empower them to do so,” he said.
Mr. Abbasi agreed, and added that it is important for the media to accurately and fairly represent young people. “The media has a powerful influence on public perception and policy, and it is crucial that we ensure that young people are fairly and accurately portrayed,” he said.
The meeting concluded with both leaders pledging to work together to ensure that the voices of young people are heard and that their needs are met. The Prime Minister’s Office looks forward to continuing to engage with youth leaders and working towards a brighter future for all young people in the country.
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