LAHORE: Terming youth the country’s asset, Punjab Chief Minister Sardar Usman Buzdar said on Saturday that the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) led provincial government is working on a comprehensive plan for the welfare of young people.
He made these remarks during a meeting with Minister for Sports and Youth Affairs Muhammad Taimoor Khan in the provincial capital.
The minister gave CM Buzdar a briefing on the performance of his department.
The chief minister further said the youth have to take the country forward and stressed the need for promotion of sports for a healthy environment in the province.
Earlier, on Feb 4, Special Assistant to Prime Minister on Youth Affairs Usman Dar had said the ‘National Youth Empowerment Card’ would be launched soon to economically empower and socially uplift the marginalised segments of society, especially disabled and rural youth.
Dar said the government had started to work on new policy to empower youth by taking innovative steps.
“With cooperation of provinces under the youth development programme, maximum youth will get benefits from the initiatives of the government,” he said while talking to state news agency.