Published On: Wed, Sep 26th, 2012

Youth festival: ‘Cleaning roads showed positive side of the youth’ United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA)

LAHORE: Project Cleanup for Peace organised online by some youngsters to clean up major roads and buildings affected during the Ishq-i-Rasool Day protests on Friday reflected the positive attitude of the Pakistani youth, United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) National Programme Officer (Youth) Sadia Atta Mehmood said on Monday.

She was speaking at the inaugural session of the third National Youth Peace Festival.

Mehmood said while most of those vandalising public property during Friday’s protests were also youths, the fact that some of the young people in the country came up with the idea to send out a message of peace was commendable.

She said with support from the United Nations agencies and the government, such initiatives could bring about a positive social change in the country.

More than 500 delegates are participating in the festival. Its theme is Together We Are the Solution.View the original article here

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