LAHORE: Punjab Chief Minister Shehbaz Sharif has said that more than 60 percent population of Pakistan consists of the youth and added that they are our precious asset and provision of resources for youth empowerment is a beneficial investment to secure the bright future of the country. The youth are a symbol of bright future and the nation has attached high hopes with its brilliant and talented youth.
In his message on the occasion of International Day of the Youth, Shehbaz Sharif said that the Punjab government has taken revolutionary steps for youth empowerment and welfare. He said that the purpose of the celebration of this day is to highlight the adoption of steps so that the youth can fully utilise their potential along with ensuring the solution of their problems.
He said that the talented youth of Pakistan has proved its mettle in every field and the government is giving special attention to improving their skills. Serious efforts are being made for the solution of problems of the youth at every level, he added. He said that educational stipends have been given to thousands of low-income families from Punjab Educational Endowment Fund so that their children could study without being burdened. Similarly, soft loans worth billions of rupees have been distributed to the jobless youth to economically empower them.
He vowed to change the destiny of the nation by giving latest knowledge to the youth and said that the dream of national development will be materialised by their empowerment.
‘COUNTRY PROSPEROUS BECAUSE OF NS’:
In a statement issued on Friday, Shehbaz Sharif commenting on the Lahore-bound rally of Nawaz Sharif and his supporters, saying that the reception of Nawaz Sharif is proof of people’s tremendous love for him and it also shows that the masses want national development. He added that Nawaz Sharif and the people are inseparable.
The people have always reposed their full confidence over the policies of PML-N and the party has also adopted practical steps for national development, instead of indulging in any lip service, he said. Due to the wonderful policies of Nawaz Sharif, the country is fast moving towards prosperity and development, he added.
Shehbaz Sharif said that national development and public welfare are our prime targets, while the claimants of so-called change have wasted their time on roads during the last four years; instead of indulging in public service, negative politics has been their agenda, he said. He said the credit for setting up energy projects for getting rid of the darkness goes to the PML-N and Pakistan is also economically stronger than ever before.
He said that vibrant, prosperous and bright Pakistan is our destination and the defeated political cabal obstructing this journey are an enemy of the nation who has obstructed this public welfare program just for their personal gains. These are those elements which have been rejected by the people in general as well as in by-elections. These elements will face historic defeat in the General Elections of 2018, he added. He said that the popularity of the PML-N has diminished the politics of the opponents.