A consultative meeting of the Punjab Youth Commission was held at the Department of Youth Affairs, Sports, Archaeology and Tourism Lahore on November 9, 2017.

The meeting was chaired by Minister for Youth Affairs and Sports Jehangir Khanzada as the chairman of the Punjab Youth Commission . The Secretary for Youth Affairs, Sports Archaeology and Tourism Amir Jaan. Additional Secretary Zahid Hussain and Deputy Secretary Tahmina Habib were also a part of the meeting.

The minister said, “After the 18th Amendment, Punjab was the first province to formulate and approve its Punjab Youth Policy in May 2012. It was a great achievement of the Punjab Government . Consequently, Punjab is also the first province to formulate its Youth commission as part of the institutional mechanism of the Punjab Youth Policy. It is an extremely prestigious body and I congratulate you all for being a part of it. I welcome you all today to the first meeting of the Punjab Youth Commission . I request you all to carefully analyze the Punjab Youth Policy and as per the mandate of the Commission delineated in the Punjab Youth Policy. You are invited to suggested revisions and advise on the way forward.”

Additional Secretary Zahid Hussain gave a presentation on the Punjab Youth Policy 2012 and the promulgation of the Punjab Youth Commission under the institutional mechanism of the Punjab Youth Policy. After the presentation the house was opened for discussion. He also shared the current project underway such as the Punjab Youth Peace Core in collaboration with Bargad for the participation and engagement of the youth in civil matters.

Dr Kamran Shams appreciated the Punjab Youth Policy document and said that it is a wholesome document which gives the Department of Youth Affairs an overarching role in the implementation of all youth related activities.

Nauman Chaudhry also emphasized on the role of the Youth Commission to play a pivotal role in the implementation of the Punjab Youth Policy as a mechanism is already provided for. He also mentioned that we need to document the work being done for the youth which is currently sporadic.