ISLAMABAD, Pakistan: The representatives of the British Council held a meeting with the Prime Minister’s Special Assistant on Youth Affairs Shaza Fatima Khawaja in Islamabad on Tuesday and discussed matters related to the rehabilitation of flood-affected youth.
Talking to them, the special assistant highlighted the important issues faced by the people of Pakistan.
Shaza Fatima Khawaja said that the world needs to take climate change seriously as it will affect everyone in the future.
The prime minister’s special assistant further said that it is Pakistan’s right to seek assistance from the world in tackling climate change.
Highlighting the issue of illiteracy, she narrated that Pakistan has the largest out-of-school population. She said that Prime Minister’s Youth Programme is looking forward to contributing to raise the literacy rate of Pakistan.
Shaza Fatima Khawaja also spoke about the ongoing energy crisis and said that Government is planning to solarize electric products.
Especially in villages and downtrodden areas, we will solarize the tube wells, this will ultimately play an integral role in combating the Country’s ongoing energy crisis, she added.
The British Council assured financial support to the Prime Minister’s Youth Programme in different initiatives to benefit the people from far-flung areas.
Representatives of the British Council highlighted that a lot of financial issues have emerged after COVID-19 and their organization has played a significant role in tackling the adverse impacts of the pandemic.
The special assistant appreciated the support of the British Council in the Prime Minister’s Green Youth movement project and said that the establishment of 137 gym clubs in collaboration with the British Council will have long-lasting positive impacts on the environmental sector of the Country as this project is raising awareness about the very important issue of climate change among youth from all across Pakistan.