Italy is going to invest € 40 million in Pakistan’s social sectors
In cooperation with the Pakistan Poverty Alleviation Fund (PPAF), the Italian government plans to invest €40 million in youth, health, infrastructure, education development policies and practices in Pakistan.
The Italian Ambassador to Pakistan, Stefano Pontecorvo, revealed this at the closing ceremony of poverty reduction training sessions conducted by the PPAF in collaboration with the Italian Agency for Development Cooperation in Pakistan (IADCP) and Luiss Business School.
Stefano said that 65 percent of Pakistan’s population is under 35 and they own huge potential. Italy hopes to invest more in youth development policies to empower the future of the country and donate towards a flourishing tomorrow.
Especially for communities based in Balochistan, KPK, and FATA, these trainings were conducted in order to better their socio-economic conditions.
Emanuela Benini, Director, Italian Agency for Development Cooperation in Pakistan said, “We are delighted to see the impact of PPR training gatherings for societies in Pakistan and hope that everyone had an understanding week of learning. We now look forward to the contributors’ offerings towards viable development for their respective areas.”
PPAF Chief Executive Qazi Azmat Isa also praised the Italian government’s efforts and said that such sessions could not have been possible without their active contribution.
“Positive involvements cannot be done in segregation. It is authoritative for multiple stakeholders, including academia, NGOs and governments, to collaborate and work towards conveying a maintainable change,” said the PPAF head.
The ceremony was attended by Italian Representative for Pakistan, Stefano Pontecorvo, Ms. Emanuela Benini, Director, Italian Agency for Development Cooperation in Pakistan, Qazi Azmat Isa, CEO PPAF & Simi Kamal, Head of Programmes PPAF.