PSDF signs contracts to fund specialized trainings for non-Muslim youth.


LAHORE -- On 16th December, Punjab Skills Development Fund (PSDF) organized a contract distribution ceremony for training service providers that qualified under its scheme 'Employability Skills for Non-Muslim Youth'. Speaking at the ceremony as chief guest was Minister for Human Rights and Minorities Affairs, Mr. Ijaz Alam Augustine, who outlined the problems that Non-Muslim youth face in Pakistan: poverty, lack of access to education or skills resulting in low paid jobs. He emphasized the need for various stakeholders from the public and private sector to come together and find viable solutions. He commended PSDF, and the training service providers in taking this initiative to improve employability for Non-Muslim Youth in Punjab. Mr. Ali Akbar Bosan, Chief Operating Officer at PSDF said that the scheme for 'Employability Skills for Non-Muslim Youth' represented PSDF's commitment to provide skills training to vulnerable and marginalized segments of the population.

He reiterated that this scheme stemmed from...

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