Govt to spend all resources on youth initiatives for developing Pakistan: PM

Govt to spend all resources on youth initiatives for developing Pakistan: PM


PM Shehbaz Sharif congratulated the young short filmmakers for proving their mettle.

ISLAMABAD (Dunya News) - Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif on Monday said that the government would utilize all resources to help youth channelize its energies for the progress and development of Pakistan.

He was speaking at an awards ceremony of the National Amateur Short Films Festival organized by the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting in collaboration with Dubai Port World.

He congratulated the young short filmmakers for proving their mettle.
“The youngsters made the nation proud with their talent.”

He said the parents and teachers of the award winners deserved credit for imparting education and grooming the young men who created a distinct identity for themselves with their efforts and hard work.

He appreciated the contribution of the Dubai Port World in helping youngsters in the field of film production, adding youth were making meaningful efforts to build a soft image of Pakistan through technology and modern tools of communication.

The Prime Minister said it was an era of technology and the young generation had the capacity, passion, and enthusiasm to create Pakistan according to the vision of Quaid e Azam and Allama Muhammad Iqbal.

He lauded the efforts of young filmmakers in beautifully shining light on Pakistan’s civilization, culture, heritage, and natural wonders including mountains, rivers, valleys, and lakes.

“If Pakistan wants to move forward and make progress then its key is the hand of youngsters.”

The youth would have to turn their dreams into reality to build Pakistan as envisioned by the founding fathers of the country, he said adding the nation fully realized that youth was the future of Pakistan and they had the energy and talent to put the country on the path of prosperity.

Shehbaz said the government would support the initiatives of youth and would meet their financial requirements.

He announced to constitute a committee to find young talent in Pakistan who wanted to promote culture and heritage of the country.

He said there was a time when Pakistani dramas and films were very popular in the South Asian sub-continent.

The PM said 50 youngsters – 25 male and 25 female students – from all parts of Pakistan would be given scholarships on merit for filmmaking courses abroad.

He said Pakistan would encourage investment in the building of industrial parks. Group Chairman of Dubai Port World Sultan Ahmed Bin Sulayem in his speech expressed the desire to construct industrial parks and export goods from Pakistani ports.

Earlier, the prime minister distributed awards among the best amateur short filmmakers in different categories.