Punjab Chief Minister Muhammad Shahbaz Sharif has said that Pakistani youth are highly talented and are proving their mettle all over the world. He was talking to the members of Pakistani debating team which won first position in the world in the debating contest, here Friday. He said that Pakistani students who won top position in the debating contest held at international level, have done the whole nation proud. The Chief Minister also announced setting up of Chief Minister’s Debating Society within two weeks. Provincial Education Minister Mian Mujtaba Shujaur Rehman, Special Assistant Zaeem Hussain Qadri, Secretaries Higher Education and Schools, Chairman Punjab Information Technology Board, Chairman Punjab Youth Council and the parents of the members of the debating team were also present on the occasion. The Chief Minister congratulated Pakistani debating team on its glorious success and said that the youth are the builders of the nation and are earning a good name for the country in various fields. He said that Punjab government has been regularly arranging writing and speech contests for the students for last four and a half years and cash prizes of crores of rupees have been awarded to the winners of these competitions. He said that such contests polish the talent of students and promote confidence among them. He directed that in addition to academic, co-curricular activities should also be encouraged in universities, colleges and schools and maximum essay writing and debating contests should be arranged in educational institutions.