AJK premier seeks UNICEF's assistance for building capacity of youth.

MUZAFFARABAD -- The Prime Minister of Azad Jammu and Kashmir Sardar Tanveer Ilyas on Tuesday asked UNICEF to assist in capacity building of the public sector and induce other international donor agencies for funding development projects in AJK.

He was talking to the UNICEF delegation led by its Country Representative Abdullah Fadal during a meeting. UNICEF Country Consultant Jasim Anwar, Secretary to PM Fayaz Ali Abbassi, Senior Addition Secretary to PM and Secretary PM Secretariat Masood ur Rehman were also present on the occasion.

Tanveer Ilyas said, "We are lacking in imparting training facility institutions in Azad Kashmir to provide training to our employees and our educated youth to build their capacities on modern lines." This scarcity could be fulfilled by UNICEF and other agencies, he said and expressed his hope that UNICEF would help in this regard.

Tanveer Ilyas said the AJK government was working out for to make the unemployed youth skilful and utilize their skill in the private sector and help eliminate unemployment from the liberated territory.

He asked the UNICEF delegation to impart skilful training to youth and women of Azad Kashmir in the public and private sector to make them self-reliant in their better earnings.

"We have above 70 % education in Azad Kashmir and our people have high awareness and capability to compete in every field of life. Our government will fully cooperate with UNICEF and other agencies for providing...

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