Pakistan currently has the largest population of young people ever recorded in its history. It is one of the youngest countries in the world and second youngest in the South Asian region after Afghanistan. Of the country’s total population 68 percent are below the age of 30, and 32 percent are between the ages of 15-29 years.
It is the central agenda of PTI Government ensure Socio-Economic empowerment of youth national and international level. Post devolution Ministry of Youth Affairs on Federal level was abolished and fully transferred to the Provinces. There was no one to raise vocals for youth problems and their rights at the Federal Level.
On coming to power Prime Minister Imran Khan made one core objection the highest priority, i.e. youth empowerment on national level. Keeping this perspective in mind the Prime Minister appointed Usman Dar as Special Assistant to the Prime Minister on
Youth Affairs and created a Youth Affairs wing under his own supervision in the Prime Minister’s Secretariat.
In order to accomplish this vision of the Prime Minister, the SAPM set out on a massive consultation dialogue process at local, provincial, national and international level to understand the problems being faced by the youth of Pakistan and
international best practices to resolve them. This process resulted in the creation of National Youth Development Framework (NYDF), developed on the basic principles of
3Es: Education, Employment and Engagement. Keeping these 3Es as vital concern, our government has designed a comprehensive program named “Prime Minister’s Kamyab Jawan Program”. For the very first time in Pakistan, through the platform of PM Kamyab Jawan, the government has created opportunities to open the doors of socio-economic empowerment of youth.
Pakistan is recognized as a peaceful and prosperous nation that provides Quality Education, Gainful Employment and Meaningful Engagement to its youth through integrated, dynamic and sustainable pro-youth legislation, programmes and institutions.
Integrate young voices, perspective, aspiration and gainful opportunities into national development policies and processes.
Facilitate and support provincial governments with their youth-focused policies and programmes and strengthen inter-governmental coordination for youth development.
Promote public-private partnerships for research and development, human resource development and interventions.
Set pro-youth programmatic parameters for collaborative partnerships with international development bodies
Promote programmes focusing on youth’s social empowerment, employment, civic engagement, awareness, recreation, health and wellbeing.
Promote formal and non-formal education, technical and vocational skills, digital skills, financial inclusion, social entrepreneurship and micro-business support for employment and economic empowerment of youth.
Fulfill Pakistan’s global commitments through engagement of youth for achieving SDGs specially related to youth while focusing on mainstreaming marginalized youth groups.
Create opportunities for young people to empower them in the process of decision making and recognize their representation in all spheres of life.
Youth as an agent of change has an equal values and a share in allocated resources in this Framework, regardless of ethnicity, belief, background or gender.
Diverse background and cultural identities are equally valued and respected at all level.
Enterprise & Creativity:
Youth are motivated to apply creative, innovative and enterprising approaches for socio-economic development.
Tolerance is encouraged at all levels in order to eliminate religious, sectarian, ethnic and political division.
Facilities and support national provincial institutions for implementation of the Framework with pro- youth spirit.
Transparency & Accountability
Free and fair distribution of resources and holding institutions accountable for performances is ensured for program youth governance.