KARACHI - National Youth Organisation (NYO), a section of the Awami National Party (ANP), on Sunday elected its provincial body in its internal election.
NYO, the organisation formed by the youngsters and for the youngsters was constituted in September 2013, for the guidance and political grooming of those youngsters who complete their student lives. “Initially the organisation was working on its interim cabinet and it its organising committee and Election Commission was making preparation for the elections across the country,” said Aslam Mandokhel, the NYO Election commission member.
Mandokhel supervised the Sunday elections in Karachi which were held at ANP ward office at Gulistan-e-Jauhar. The elections were first decided to be held at the ANP Sindh headquarter Bacha Khan Markaz but due to security threats the venue was changed, said Mandokhel.
The NYO members elected their leader on the slots of President, General Secretary, Senior Vice President, Vice President, Joint Secretary, Cultural Secretary and Information Secretary.
Noor Islam Safi, Attaullah Khan and Dost Muhammad were elected unopposed as President, General Secretary and Senior Vice President respectively.
The newly elected President Noor Islam Safi said on the occasion that his Cabinet will strive for the counseling of the youngsters across the province by arranging book fairs, seminars, meetings and cultural programmes for youth awareness and grooming.
“We believe in humanity. Every young man and woman of Sindh whose age is between 18 and 40 is welcomed to join the NYO regardless of colour, creed, language, religion and ethnicity,” he said.
“We have come with new zeal, enthusiasm to take the message of love and philosophy of peace and tolerance given by our great leader Bacha Khan. Our aim is to politically prepare our youth so that they can’t be made to play at the hands of others.” Safi was thankful the participants who reached at time to vote for their leaders, “like the ANP leadership we also have threats from the militants and criminals in the City because we follow the same ideology,” he said.
Safi said that they will be working for two years term after which new elected cabinet will replace them. ANP senior leader Younus Khan Bunairee also attended the ceremony organised after the completion of the election process and shed light on the need of NYO.
“Our youngsters needed a platform at which they could polish their political skills after completing their education and before joining the party and now NYO is providing that platform,” he said.