Federal Minister for Planning and Development Ehsan Iqbal has said that the Punjab Youth Festival has provided opportunities to the youth to demonstrate their talent and skills by participating in these healthy activities.

He said this while addressing the participants after distributing special prizes among winners of different competitions held at District Sports Complex Narowal here on Monday.

MPAs Khawaja Waseem Butt, Rana Abdul Manan, DCO Syed Najaf Iqbal, AC Behzad Adil, EDO Health Dr Imtiaz Ahmed Chatta, DO Population Welfare Ghafran Saqib Chopra and local PML-N leaders were also present on the occasion.

The Federal Minister said that Punjab Youth Festival had created a new enthusiasm, sportsman spirit, encouragement and tolerance in the young generation.

Ehsan Iqbal said that the promotion of sports was vital to develop a healthy society through ensuring the provision of equal opportunities to the talented youths to shine. He revealed that the Punjab Chief Minister’s Youth Festival Programme was a very important and having a great significance regarding the promotion of sports, games, extra curriculum and other healthy activities in the developing countries like Pakistan.