Superstars Mahira Khan and Hamza Ali Abbasi are part of the country’s first ever National Youth Council set up by Prime Minister Imran Khan.

As per details, PM Khan will be Patron-In-Chief of the council, while Special Assistant on Youth Affairs Usman Dar will be the chairman.

The council constitutes of famous personalities from the fields of sports, education, religion, economy, arts and culture.


Cricketers Hassan Ali and Sana Mir, artists Hamza Ali Abbasi and Mahira Khan, K-2 climber Samina Baig and motivation speaker Muneeba Mazari are among the 33 members chosen to be part of the council.

Apart from that, Shazia Batool, an artist hailing from Balochistan, national footballer Karishma Ali and first transgender news anchor Marvia Malik have also been selected for the youth council. Major Tanvir Shafi, the veteran soldier, who fought in Operation Zarb-e-Azb and lost his leg, has also been made a member. All provincial ministers for youth affairs will also be part of the council.

In a video message, Dar shared that the council’s agenda will be to “uplift the youth for development and prosperity” and empower them, while the members’ task will be to work and represent the youth and advise the government on matters relating to them. They are also expected to help mobilise the youth.

Those selected for the council took to social media to express their gratitude.