ISLAMABAD  - President Asif Ali Zardari Friday instituted ‘National Peace Prize for Youth’ for honouring and appreciating talented youth of the country.

The medal will be given to such talented youth who will show exemplary courage or manifest highest degree of talent by undertaking acts and thoughts that really make a difference in addressing the issues related to education and peace in the society.

It may be recalled Malala Yousafzai was the first girl of the country for whom the Prime Minister of Pakistan had announced National Peace Award in order to recognise and honour her courageous stance while championing cause of women education.

The award will be given to youth under 18 years of age, whose courageous or otherwise remarkable act(s) and thought(s) have made a difference in countering problems in the field of education and in promoting peace across the country.

It says that for this National Peace Prize each year nominations would be invited from all over the country and a committee under the Cabinet Secretary will assess the nominations to select a person on the basis of criterion to be developed.

The prize will be processed by the Cabinet Division every year and the announcement of the winner shall be made by the Prime Minister.