Govt for empowering youth through education and skill: Makhdoom Adeel

ISLAMABAD: Chief coordinator, Prime Minister’s Youth Programme, Makhdoom Adeel-ur-Rehman Thursday said the biggest priority of the government was to empower our youth and women through education and skills.

To address this challenge, the Government of Pakistan was focused on educating the youth with particular focus on girls’ education.  Talking to APP he said current government was providing technical training to unskilled youth adding government was working round the clock to promote education and bring peace in the country, he added.

He further said that work was also being carried out to standardize and streamline the three strands of educational system in Pakistan i.e. public, private and madrassah.

“Pakistani youth was the future of the country who would make it prosperous and enlightened adding youth all over the world through history, has been a revolutionary force,” he said.    It is the precious asset and opulence that can revive a nation going through hard time, he said.

Youth of a Nation can do wonders if availed, trained, educated and informed in an optimum fashion, Makhdoom further added.

To a question he mentioned various schemes launched under the Prime Minister’s Youth Programme and declared that these were bearing fruits too, as some of the young women who got loan after first balloting of Prime Minister Youth Loan Scheme, had returned their first installment, which was due after one year on getting the loan.

To another query Makhdoom said that the government wanted to financially empower women and added that women were running day care centres, dealing in e-business of garments etc after getting loan and were working shoulder to shoulder with men.

The chief coordinator further said that the nation could only progress by making Pakistan a knowledge based country and added that by launching laptop computer scheme last year, the government had already brought a silent revolution in education sector.


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