CPEC and peace in Afghanistan will open new avenues of progress in this region for youth: NA Speaker
Islamabad, January 31, 2019 (PPI-OT): Speaker Asad Qaiser has said that new avenues of development and progress for youth will open with peace and stability in Afghanistan and the presence of CPEC in this region. He expressed these views while talking to the youth during the dialogue held on the topic of “Democratic and Peaceful Governance and Sustainable Development in Pakistan” between Youth and Parliamentarians on Thursday. On this occasion large numbers of parliamentarians were present to respond the questions and suggestion raised by the youth.
The Speaker said that there was development under progress for peace and stability in Afghanistan at global level and we are hopeful that these efforts will become fruitful in bringing peace and stability in Afghanistan. He said that China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) will open new avenues of development in the region. He said that peace and stability is essential for generating employment opportunities. He further said that youth is a ray of light and providing them education and technical training will not only make progress but it will also help to become a developed and prosperous country.
Asad Qaiser emphasized the need for youth to participate in politics and take an active part in the development of the country. He said that one requires determination, continuous struggle and vision to move forward. At present, 96 Young Parliamentarians are members of the National Assembly and were playing active role in the proceedings of the House and development of the country, he added.
Speaker said that youth is the valuable assets of the country and nation has a lot of expectations from its young generation. He urged upon the youth to work hard to meet the expectations of the nation. He asked the leadership of the political parties to take steps for inclusion in their parties. He appreciated the PILDAT for holding this dialogue and termed it as a positive development to bring Youth in the mainstream of socio-economic affairs.
The meeting was attended by Special Assistant to Prime Minister on Youth Affairs, Mr. Usman Dar, MNAs Wajiha Akram, Shandana Gulzar, Kanwal Shauzab, Mehnaz Akbar Aziz, Romina Khurshid Alam, Syed Naveed Qamar, Shahida Akhtar Ali, Kishwer Zahra, Senators Qurat-ul- Ain Marri, Mr. Mushtaq Ahmed, President PILDAT Ahmed Bilal Mehboob, Resident Representative UNDP Mr. Ignacio Artaza, UN Resident Coordinator Pakistan, Neil Buhne and large number of youth.
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