Industrial boost programmes on cards: Dr Firdous.

SIALKOT -- Special Assistant to Chief Minister Punjab on Information Dr. Firdous Ashiq Awan, Punjab Industries and Trade Minister Mian Aslam Iqbal and Provincial Minister for Special Education Punjab Chaudhry Muhammad Ikhlaq have said that said that according to the vision of Prime Minister Imran Khan and Chief Minister Punjab Sardar Usman Buzdar, advanced programmes were being launched in the province including Sialkot to solve the problems of the industry.

They stated this while talking to business community at Sialkot Chamber of Commerce and Industry (SCCI) on World Youth Skills Day here on Thursday. President Sialkot Chamber of Commerce and Industry (SCCI) Qaiser Iqbal Baryar and business community were also present.

On this occasion, Special Assistant to the Chief Minister Punjab on Information Dr. Firdous Ashiq Awan said that concrete steps were being taken by the Punjab government to address the issues of local industry and youth on priority basis.

She said that the welfare of the youth was the top priority of the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) government.

SACM said that training programmes launched by the Punjab Information and Technology Board was empowering the youth through E-Rozrgaar Programme

To highlight the use of modern technology and skills, the PTI government had brought advance technology in the institutions, she said.

Dr Firdous said that government was focusing on the IT sector and due to the steps taken by the government, the IT sector had made record progress.

She said that the E-Rozgaar Program was providing freelancing training to unemployed youth in Punjab so that they can earn foreign exchange by working online from home.

The government was taking all the possible steps to make the project more effective, she said.

SACM said that the present government had also made e-commerce an important sector of E-Rozrgaar training.

Dr Firdous said that providing freelancing training to 71,000 people in Punjab and establishing 45 training centers are among the future goals of the project.

So far, more than 31,000 candidates had been trained. The ratio of female candidates was 54 percent, adding that another 4,000 people were under training.

She said, in E-Rozgaar Program three months free training was being given.

There were 31 active centers in various educational institutions of Punjab province, out of which 5 centers were reserved for women, she said.

SCM said that the youths trained through this programme had so far earned...

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