ISLAMABAD - The National Assembly Standing Committee on Youth Affairs Friday called upon the Ministry of Youth Affairs to mobilise youth through the National Volunteer Movement (NVM) for amicably assisting the displaced persons in their rehabilitation at their native areas. Chairing meeting in the Parliament House, Chairman of NA Standing Committee on Youth Affairs Sher Mohammad Baloch asked the ministry to further strengthen the NVM and provide training to the volunteers so that they could assist the disaster and calamity-stricken people. He appreciated the role of volunteers in relief operations after October 2005 earthquake and recent IDPs crises and suggested that volunteers should be registered at district level so that their services could be utilised as and when required. The chairman in his closing remarks said that damage has been caused to youth by misleading literature and inculcating biased ideas in their minds making them intolerant towards democratic values. He called for a cohesive and co-ordinated strategy on part of the Ministry for taking the provinces FATA administration and all stakeholders on board for addressing the current problems of youth. While taking about important points of the meeting Secretary of Youth Affairs Naeem Baig told TheNation that youth could play a vital role in supplementing the efforts of the government. He maintained that they had decided to send around 100 of youngsters at the war-torn area for helping IDPs in their rehabilitation activities. Replying to a question he said that meagre budgetary allocation is one of the key hurdles in initiating varied projects for millions of youth, 'but still we are trying our best for addressing issues of youth. He maintained that despite meagre budgetary allocation during previous financial year, the ministry had successfully conducted various youth exchange programmes with China, Malaysia and SAARC countries. Earlier the committee suggested that the ministry should pay focus on the National Internship Program (NIP) and give internships to youth, especially from Balochistan, FATA and other backward areas. Devising a monitoring system of NIP for achieving desired results was also discussed at the occasion. The decision was also made that instead of establishing Youth Centres in big cities, it should be established in far-flung and less-developed districts of the country for facilitating the youth of the areas.