The government launched the Green Youth Movement (GYM) on Thursday as part of the Prime Minister’s Kamyab Jawan Program to promote an eco-friendly culture throughout the country by involving youth in achieving the goals of the Prime Minister’s ‘Clean and Green Pakistan’ vision.
In this regard, the inaugural ceremony was held at the Convention Center in Islamabad, and it was attended by Federal Minister for Planning and Development, Reforms, and Special Initiatives, Asad Umar; Minister of State for Climate Change, Zartaj Gul; Special Adviser to the Prime Minister on Youth Affairs, Usman Dar; Executive Director Higher Education Commission, Dr. Shaista Sohail; and Country Director British Council Pakistan, Amir Ramzan, among many others.
Federal Minister Asad Umar reaffirmed the PTI government’s commitment to making Pakistan clean and green, saying the GYM initiative would play a significant role in mitigating the effects of climate change on the environment.
Pakistan is facing climate change challenges because it is the tenth most affected country, he said, adding that the new dams under construction will be completed within the next five to seven years.
The minister explained the initiative, saying it will be a watershed moment in engaging youth, enhancing their capacity and skills, and achieving growth.
Zartaj Gul stated that the Kamyab Jawan Program was created in accordance with the Prime Minister’s vision of producing a skilled young generation to ensure the country’s betterment and prosperity.
Usman Dar told the audience that the PTI’s Kamyab Jawan Program had played a critical role in creating jobs, engaging youth, and creating business opportunities in the country.
The British Council will contribute £2.8 million to the GYM initiative, while the Pakistan government has already contributed Rs. 238 million to this much-needed initiative.
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