Prime Minister’s Youth Programme to Collaborate with “Ehsas” on Youth-Focused Initiatives
Mr. Muhammad Usman Dar, Special Assistant to the Prime Minister on Youth Affairs called on Dr. Sania Nishtar, Chairperson Benazir Income Support Programme (BISP) to discuss various youth-focused initiatives, especially poverty graduation programme for the rural and marginalized youth. Muhammad Usman Dar apprised Dr. Sania Nishtar of planned National Youth Development Framework (NYDF) that envisages six core thematic areas including Mainstreaming of Marginalized Youth, Employment and Economic Empowerment, Civic Engagement, Social Protection, Health & Wellbeing, and Youth-Focused Institutional reforms for the socio-economic development of youth in the country. It was agreed in the meeting that both PMYP and “Ehsas” teams would work together to devise an effective strategy in this regard through financial inclusion. Moreover, it was decided that Kamyab Jawan and Ehsas Programmes would be aligned to ensure a substantial impact for social engagement and economic empowerment of youth in different sectors of economy.