Pakistan has become the newest permanent member of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization’s (SCO) Youth Council.
In a video statement, Special Assistant on Youth Affairs Usman Dar confirmed that Pakistan’s accession to the SCO Youth Council is the fruit of Prime Minister Imran Khan’s efforts and reforms instituted over the past two years.
“This all became possible because of the premier’s setting up the country’s first youth council besides launching initiatives like Kamyab Jawan and Hunarmand Pakistan programmes for the welfare of youth,” Usman Dar said.
On securing SCO Youth Council membership, the special assistant said Pakistani youth can now be able to represent their country at the Council meetings and its exchange programmes.
He added they will also take part in skill development programmes of Shanghai Cooperation Organisation Youth Council.
Earlier, Dar had hinted at the move and said when it happens, Pakistani youth will be able to greatly benefit from international exposure that will help in their socio-economic development.