150,000 youths are currently working in the country’s mining sector, according to Zabihullah Mujahid, senior spokesperson of the de facto administration, who was speaking during a meeting with several youths in the western province of Herat, Afghanistan.
The event allowed the youths to voice their concerns and aspirations, highlighting their crucial role in the country’s advancement. Meanwhile, the sessions sought to advance awareness and deal with the significant issues about the youths, ensuring that their voices are heard and their needs are recognized.
Qari Zubir Rahimi, the head of the Herat youth traders’ market, voiced several issues and requests during the meeting on behalf of the youth. He also asked the official to add World Youth Day to the calendar as an official day to engage youth and realize their potential.
The youth also demanded the creation of an investment town to aid young firms, a permanent exhibition and market for budding entrepreneurs, and an advisory board to address Herat’s youth’s needs.
Sayed Farooq Sadat, a representative of Roshan Telecommunications Company in the country’s western region, suggested that the government use young people’s ideas and collaborate with them to promote progress and prosperity.
Meanwhile, at this meeting, the youth of Herat asked the de facto authorities to establish a special commission to prevent the fleeing of the youth from the country and to facilitate the return of the youths to the country.
For his part, Mujahid called the youth the pillars of progress in the country and said that without youth, it is impossible to experience progress.
Since the Taliban took control of the country, the youth population left due to a lack of job opportunities, poor economic conditions, security issues and prosecution.