PM Imran Khan launched a development program aimed at the “emancipation of youth”
Prime Minister Imran Khan on Thursday launched the Hunarmand Jawan programme — the country’s largest-ever skilled development programme aimed at the “emancipation of youth” through quality professional training, according to Radio Pakistan.
PM Imran said it was “only in fairy tales” that people lived happily ever after.
He said life was all about “ups and downs” that came in the life of a person and nation. “Turbulent times in a person’s life were an indication from God to bring about reforms for the betterment,” he said.
He said Pakistan “will never participate” in other countries’ wars again, referring to the recent spike in tensions between Iran and the United States after the former attacked military bases in Iraq housing American troops.
Khan spoke about the “American dream”, saying that Pakistanis who had left their countries to go to the US and other foreign countries improved their lives as that society provided them with “equal opportunities”.
‘Hunarmand Jawan’ programme
The Hunarmand Jawan programme will be carried out in the next four years at a cost of Rs30 billion and will facilitate youth through easy loans, professional capacity-building, start-ups and internships.
Similarly, 50,000 youth will be given training at Technical Education and Vocational Training Authority in conventional areas including auto-mechanics, plumbing etc., whereas 20,000 youth will be given apprenticeship.
Around 75 smart classrooms will be set up to ensure easy access to skill and professional education besides provision of such training at 70 Madaris. Five Centres of Excellence will also be established under the programme in collaboration with friendly countries.
Source : THE NEWS