ISLAMABAD - Demanding the government to approve draft of Youth Policy at the earliest, the three-day Youth Summit concluded on Monday with the solemn pledge to bring a meaningful change in the plight of youth in every sector. The National Youth Summit 2008 jointly organised by World Population Foundation (WPF) Pakistan in collaboration with UNFPA has managed to bring together 150 young delegates from all the four provinces of Pakistan including FATA, FANA and Pakistan Occupied Kashmir. The summit was held with a focus to uniting youth for ensuring their meaningful participation in the development of a country and develop a National platform to advocate for meaningful youth participation in policy making process at Provincial and National levels. Following the Summit the signatories including 150 young delegates and their 50 friends of youth (adults from civil society) urged the relevant ministries to encourage and promote meaningful participation of young Pakistanis in advocating for youth friendly polices, and to inform widely about the programmes and policies that concern youth of Pakistan. While addressing at the concluding ceremony representatives of youth stressed that the cabinet within a certain time frame should approve policies once drafted and after approval, immediate implementation of policies should also be carried out. A major contribution of the Summit was the formation of National Task Force (NTF) comprising 12 young delegates, selected by the steering committee. In her address, Marium Jamal of WPF said that while the Summit had reached its conclusion, the real work had only begun now. "National Task Force with facilitation from WPF and UNFPA would take on the colossal task of having the recommendations of the Summit implemented and ensure that youth's meaningful participation in the development of Pakistan becomes a tangible reality", she added. Member National Assembly, Donya Aziz was also participated in Youth summit while speaking at the occasion she said that for change to make itself eminent our leaders would have to shun their conventional roles and step in as role models for the youth. Country head of UNFPA Danial Baker assured the youth of his organization's full support in all future endeavours to propagate the cause of youth empowerment in Pakistan and looked forward to the role of NTF in implementing the recommendations of the Summit. The youth comprises 63% of the total population of Pakistan-At present times it is not only a big bulge of the Pakistan population but is also the largest cohort of youth in the world.