ISLAMABAD - Despite inking contract of Youth Exchange Programme with as many as 40 countries, the Ministry of Youth Affairs could hardly manage to take advantage of only a few, owing to financial constraints, TheNation reliably learnt here on Monday. Youth Exchange Programmes provide young people with opportunities to learn and better understand different cultures and serve as ambassadors for international understanding. But, unfortunately youngsters of Pakistan could not enjoy this opportunity due to meager budget of the Youth Affairs Ministry, an official source, requesting not to be named, told this scribe. "Youth Affairs Ministry has Youth Exchange Programme contracts with almost 40 countries, but it could hardly supervise to exchange youth visit with four or five countries because of its inadequate budget", the source further said. Presently 100-member Chinese delegation including media persons, students, sport celebrities and official of public and private sector is in the town, the source informed. The delegation will stay in here till 28th of August and will visit various cities of Pakistan. "Similarly, a few days back, Korean delegation had taken a ten-day visit as a part of Youth Exchange Programme", he informed. While talking about significance of Youth Exchange Programmes, he said that such programmes have great importance in the grooming of youngsters, as these activities not only play imperative role in building understanding among countries, but it also boost the youngsters confidence.    In first week of July 2008, the Ministry of Youth Affairs had invited 100 of youngsters from four provinces including Kashmir and Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA) to Islamabad. And On 27th of July the Ministry had taken youngsters on a week-long China visit as a part of Youth Exchange Programme. The delegation was led by Joint Secretary Youth Affairs Talib Hussain Sial, which had taken visit of different cities of China, important historical places, educational institutions and Chinese Parliament. It is pertinent to mention here that Chinese President Hu Jintao invited 500 young people from Pakistan to visit China in 5 years when he paid a state visit to Pakistan in 2006. To realize this, the All China Youth Federation (ACYF) invited the first batch of 105 delegates from Pakistan to visit China last year. In 2007 hundred of youth left for a ten-day visit to China as part of Youth Exchange Programme.