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‘Power-hungry politicians’ using youth for partisan agenda: PM Shehbaz

The prime minister in a tweet said “nations derive their strength from the youth who power their journey and animate their future.”

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Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif Friday regretted that some “power-hungry politicians” were making the country’s youth prey to their partisan agenda, which in fact was a strength for the nation.

The prime minister in a tweet said “nations derive their strength from the youth who power their journey and animate their future.”

He said this, however, required investment in the development of youth.

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The prime minister pointed out that “some power-hungry politicians have had no qualms about making them prey for their partisan agenda,” terming it as “unfortunate”.

On the contrary, he said his government while “building on the pro-youth work in Punjab, also launched various initiatives yesterday that aim to empower and facilitate the youth to become entrepreneurs.”

Shehbaz Sharif said it was merely a beginning and added that a “ lot more will be rolled out in the weeks and months to come.”

Minister for Information and Broadcasting Marriyum Aurangzeb on Thursday also said Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan was using “educational institutions to create chaos and anarchy in pursuit of his ulterior motives”.

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“Those who have turned the educational institutions into an arena for spreading anarchy should be ashamed of themselves,” she said in a news statement.

Her comments came in the backdrop of a fiery speech made by Imran Khan at Sargodha University on Thursday. The PTI chief had already visited different universities to address the students which drew ire from different segments of society.

The minister said Imran Khan had nothing to do with “right and truth” as he wanted the people to stand by him for “protecting the corruption of his wife Bushra Bibi and her friend Bushra Gogi”. His speech at Sargodha University was
another attempt to save the two from going to jail, she added.