Peshawar — The Sports and Youth Affairs Department of Kyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) announced a 15-member “Youth Development Commission” to assist the KP Ministry of Sports and Youth Affairs in devising policies and monitor youth development initiatives in the province.
The commission comprises of youth from different walks of life including media, sports and arts and will be working under the ‘youth affairs department’ of KP.
On Friday, KP’s minister for Tourism, Culture, Sports, Archaeology and Youth Affairs Atif Khan chaired a meeting with youth including Pakistan’s cricketer Sana Mir, Singer Zaib Bangash and others, and decided to take practical step for youth development in the province.
“The commission will come up with fresh ideas which could be implemented to empower youth which is a growing segment of the population. The youth should change their mindset and instead of looking for jobs be the one who created jobs for others,” said Atif Khan.
KP’s ‘Sports, Tourism, Archaeology, Museums and Youth Affairs’ department has issued the notification and named the 15 members of KP Youth Development Commission including MNA Arbab Sher Ali Khan, MPA Dr. Aasia, DG Sports KP Junaid Khan, Ahsan Hamid Durrani, Fahad Riaz, Nariman Bisma, Zainab Azmat, Nida Khan, Samina Naz, Hussain Shaheed, Fayyaz (media), Miraj Ul Islam (religious scholar) , Kabeer Khan (cricketer), Zeeshan Perviez and Haanya.
Following the lines of KP’s Youth Policy 2016, the commission will give vision and provide a road map for the empowerment of youth in their social, economic and political lives.
The commission will be responsible for ‘providing support for the private public partnership, assisting the government in fund raising for youth development projects, maintaining transparency and ethical standards, and reviewing annual report on the status of the youth.’
Fahad Riaz is a Governing Board member of Youth Advocacy Network who appreciated the decision and said that this step will help government to understand need of the youth and add value for the betterment of youth.