February 7, 2019 at 5:37 pm
Chitral Times Report
ISLAMABAD: PTI Government is fully committed to youth empowerment. It is, therefore, aggressively focused on introducing pro-youth legislation for their socio-economic development through policy reforms in three major sectors (3Es): education, employment, engagement”, said Mr. Muhammad Usman Dar, Special Assistant to the Prime Minister on Youth Affairs while chairing a meeting at Pakistan Bureau of Statics for the launch of National Youth Development Index (NYDI) survey. He highlighted the importance of collecting credible data on current socio-economic status of youth across Pakistan for planning effective interventions for their uplift. He asserted, “National Youth Development Index (NYDI) survey would be a real game changer in this regard, as it would capture data, for the first time in our national history, on almost 100 indicators to gauge education level, employment status, health conditions, social engagement trends, and overall wellbeing of young people aged 15-29 at district level across Pakistan.” Mr. Muhammad Usman Dar appreciated the efforts of Pakistan Bureau of Statistics for their commendable role in collecting reliable data for making informed policy decisions.
Meanwhile Special Assistant to Prime Minister on Youth Affairs, Muhammad Usman Dar met with Dr Sania Nishtar, Chairperson Benazir Income Support Program and discussed various avenues for Youth Social Protection in Pakistan. He said that “Socio-economic development of youth through education, employment, engagement is the primary agenda of the current government”. Muhammad Usman Dar also appreciated the efforts of BISP for their commendable role in poverty alleviation and economically empowering female youth throughout the country.