Pak-Afghan youth session held in Quetta

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Quetta—United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) with partners organized a one-day seminar on youth empowerment to enhance the capacity of Pakistani and Afghan youths in Balochistan by engaging them in dialogues with the key stakeholders to identify challenges youths are facing and to seek solutions towards self-reliance.
Over 100 participants from different districts of Balochistan attended the seminar including over 30 women. The event was also attended by social activists, civil society and youth working groups. The seminar discussed the importance of the empowerment of youth as a tool to promote change, engage young leaders in a dialogue with key stakeholders and promote partnership and create a joint team in Balochistan to tackle these issues moving forward.
Speaking at the session, Speaker Balochistan Assembly, Ms. Raheela Hameed Khan Durrani said: “Education and youth empowerment serve as the perfect impetus to energize the young people. We need to excite young minds, let’s make our youth empowered with education and skills.” Recognizing the important roles of youth in nation building, she said: “Youth need a voice and a platform to share their opinions and experiences, while enhancing their capabilities and competences in their chosen fields.”—APP