Minister meets Balochistan Youth Affairs deptt; efforts to bring youth to one platform discussed

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The 32-member delegation from Balochistan Youth Affairs Department had an interactive meeting with Punjab Minister for Youth Affairs and Sports Malik Taimoor Masood here at the National Hockey Stadium on Thursday.

Director General Sports Punjab Muhammad Tariq Qureshi, Director Youth Affairs Syed Umair Hassan and other officials were also present on this occasion.

It may be noted here that Balochistan delegation which also includes seven male and female national level karate, cricket and wushu players and 21 students from different colleges and universities is on a 4-day visit of provincial metropolis on the invitation of Youth Affairs and Sports Department Punjab under Youth Exchange Programme.

Speaking to guest delegation, Punjab Sports Minister welcomed the guest delegation and said that Balochistan youth are very talented. “The basic purpose of visit of Balochistan students under Youth Exchange Programme is to bring youth of the country at one platform. Our country has been blessed with plenty of talent. We just need to polish this valuable potential,” he added.

Malik Taimoor Masood informed that Youth Affairs and Sports Department Punjab is organizing a National Youth Summit in February to bring together the youth of the country.

“The youth of the four provinces, Gilgit-Baltistan and Azad Kashmir will participate in the 3-day National Youth Summit where they will share their valuable ideas and skills”.

He further said that Punjab will continue to play a role of elder brother to all other provinces.