Prime Minister Imran Khan Saturday emphasized the need to utilize digital media as a tool to portray the positive image of Pakistan as well as Islam besides spreading the voice of oppressed people of Indian-held Kashmir across the globe. In a meeting with a delegation of youth from different fields including the digital media, the prime minister recalled his government’s initiatives for youth including easy loans and skill training programs, besides anti-poverty Ehsaas Program and shelter homes for the poor. Special Assistant to PM Syed Zulfiqar Bukhari and Prime Minister’s Focal Person on Digital Media Dr Arsalan Khalid also attended the meeting, a PM Office press release said. The meeting discussed the national challenges, the government’s measures to address the issues and role of media particularly the social media in the modern era. Talking to the delegation, the prime minister said the country has come out of the toughest economic condition with the reduced fiscal deficit and revival of the investors’ confidence. He said after 1960, it is the incumbent government which has prioritized the industrial sector which will in turn create job opportunities and help the national economy grow. He reiterated his resolve to continue efforts against corruption and mafias to the last extent. He said Pakistan has been faced with numerous challenges on the international front, but it has always desired peace and is also currently playing a role in this regard. Discussing the PTI-led government’s strategy and initiatives regarding the growth of digital media, the prime minister said the medium has emerged as the most effective communication tool in this technological era. Owing to the swift growth of digital media, the information flow knows no boundaries, he added. He said the youth having some knowledge and political acumen, are getting active on digital media, and called for using the medium to highlight the positive image of Pakistan, Islam and the Muslim world besides promoting the Muslim brotherhood. He told the delegation that the PTI and the government will observe Kashmir Solidarity Day on February 5, as the fascist Modi regime is risking the regional peace and security to realize his dream of turning India into a Hindu nation. The Indian oppression on Kashmir and amendment of the citizenship law are also the attempts to fulfill the racist designs, he said. The prime minister urged the youth to realize the world of their obligation of resolving the Kashmir issue in light of the UN resolutions and aspirations of the Kashmiri people. In his message to the youth, the prime minister advised them to work hard as it was the only key to success. Separately, Prime Minister Imran Khan Saturday appreciated Suleman Khan, a young man who saved more than a hundred people stranded in snow in Kuchlak, Quetta after a bout of heavy snowfall in the area. On his Twitter account, the prime minister posted, “The whole nation is proud of Suleman Khan who showed a great courage and selflessness to help people stranded in the snow.” The prime minister also tagged a news story of a private TV channel.