ISLAMABAD: Special Assistant to the Prime Minister on Youth Affairs Usman Dar has said that Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) government was on a mission to equip and empower the youth through a series of youth development programme and initiatives.
“The present government was fully committed to equipping youth with all the possible resources in the fields of education, skill training, entrepreneurship and employment in order to enable them to contribute positively in the socio-economic development of Pakistan,” Usman Dar said in an interview.
“Investing in Pakistani youth equals to investment in stability and future prosperity of the country,” he said.
Replying to a question, he said, “Kamyab Jawan” and “Ehsas” programme would be aligned to ensure a substantial impact on social engagement and economic empowerment of youth in different sectors of the economy.
He said the “Kamyab Jawan” programme will open new windows of job opportunities for youth and would economically empower them.
“Kamyab Jawan”, which falls under the Prime Minister’s Youth Programme, is a collaboration with the Small and Medium Enterprises Development Authority (Smeda).
He said that Smeda would impart vocational and technical training to the youth, while the department would extend maximum support for the improvement of technical and vocational training.
Intermediate Urdu paper leaked in Karachi
KARACHI: The intermediate part one Urdu paper was leaked an hour before the exam time.
According to details, the question paper was shared on several social media groups, an official from Board of Intermediate Education Karachi (BIEK) said.
The exam controller Azeem Siddiqui also seemed helpless in front of the cheating mafia and has asked for help from Director General (DG) Rangers Sindh.
On the other hand, the parents have demanded Sindh Chief Minister Murad Ali Shah to take notice of this unlawful activity.
China to provide 20,000 scholarships to Pakistani students
ISLAMABAD: Chinese Ambassador to Pakistan Yao Jing has said China will provide 20,000 scholarships to the Pakistani students in next three years.
Talking to media here, Mr Jing maintained that Prime Minister Imran Khan’s upcoming visit to China will provide an opportunity to both the countries to further explore their bilateral cooperation.
He said Belt and Road Forum session is being held in Beijing from April 25 to 27, in which Prime Minister Imran Khan will make a special address.
“On April 27, Imran Khan will meet Chinese Vice President”, he said and added that both the countries are set to begin the second phase of Free Trade Agreement (FTA).
Recalling the China’s commitment to help Pakistan in every sector, the envoy said China was willing to build another economic zone in Dhabeji.
The Chinese Ambassador said there is complete understanding between Pakistan and China that the CPEC is fruitful for both the countries.
11K out-of-school kids to be enrolled by Govt.
ISLAMABAD: Minister for Education and Professional Training Shafqat Mahmood Friday said that the government has decided to enroll over 11,000 out-of-school children in the federal capital’s schools by June this year under a drive to raise a number of school goers.
“Over 11,000 out-of-school children belonging to different age groups were identified under the survey conducted by the ministry in Islamabad and the enrollment of around 5,000 was being ensured at this stage,” Shafqat Mahmood said while addressing the launching ceremony of ‘Wish 2 Action’ Project organized by Rahnuma-EPAP.
“We have tried this campaign as a pilot project in the capital city and soon it will be replicated at the national level after its complete success,” the minister remarked. Highlighting the various challenges faced by the education sector, he said collective efforts were required to bring significant improvement in this area. At present, the country was going through a crucial phase but the government would deliver as per the aspiration of its citizens in its tenure, he added.
He said the prime focus was to provide quality education to every child of the country and uniform education policy was being chalked out for the purpose. Other than that, the government was also working out a number of projects to enhance the education standards in the country he said and added that it was striving to scale up literacy rate from 58 percent to at least 70 percent by the end of its five years term in the office.