KARACHI: A Youth Helpline will be established at the Governor House Sindh to facilitate young people.This was announced by Sindh Governor Dr Ishrat-ul-Ebad at the oath-taking ceremony of 100 newly elected members of the Youth Parliament from the Sindh province at the Governor House here on Monday.
The Governor directed Principal Secretary Muhammad Hussain Syed to take necessary steps for the setting up of the Youth Helpline within a week.
He also announced that the annual grant for the Youth Parliament is being increased to Rs.1 million. He said that this amount will be enhanced every year after assessing the performance of the young people.
He said that if the young people are offered opportunities they can play a significant role in the socio-economic development of the country.
Earlier, he took oath from the newly elected Youth Parliament members. The ceremony was attended, among others, by Provincial Minister for Youth Affairs Mumtaz Hussain Jakhrani, Secretary Youth Affairs, Senator Abdul Haseeb Khan, former VC Karachi University Pirzada Qasim, Founding Chairman of the Youth Parliament Rizwan Jaffar.
Youth Parliament Chairman Rizwan Jaffar expressed his gratitude for the guidance and cooperation of the Governor Sindh. He expressed his desire that Dr Ishrat-ul-Ebad should guide them as the patron-in-Chief of the Youth Parliament. The Governor accepted that offer and said it would be an honour for him.
Dr Ishrat-ul-Ebad felicitated the newly elected members of the Youth Parliament. He said that Pakistan is lucky that majority of its population consists of youths. He said that youth can play an important role in the development of the country.