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January 17, 2020

‘Youth empowerment govt’s top priority’

Islamabad

January 17, 2020

Islamabad : Special Assistant to the Prime Minister on Youth Affairs Usman Dar has said creating more jobs and promoting entrepreneurship culture for youth empowerment is the top priority of incumbent government.

Addressing the preparatory meeting of Generation Unlimited Strategic Advisory Council (GenU-SAC) here at the National Vocational and Technical Training Commission (NAVTTC) headquarters on Thursday, Usman Dar said the ‘Hunarmand Pakistan’ programme, a component of Kamyab Jawan programme, has been launched to equip our young people with necessary skills and training and enable them to thrive in the world of work.

He said that youth specific programmes will be completed at the earliest and will ensure maximum employability to our young people.

He said the government of Pakistan highly appreciates the support of its development partners for empowerment of youth of Pakistan.

He said that Strategic Advisory Council (SAC) will provide strategic guidance for strengthening our TVET system and promoting public private partnership to identify and scale solutions, unlock investments and empower young people to play a positive role in the society.

Usman Dar asked the members of the Council to develop a clear road map by the next meeting after mapping the areas of collaboration, which will help in identifying the gaps and addressing them.

NAVTTC Chairman Syed Javed Hasan, said that partnership with GenU will be helpful in mobilizing the youth by equipping them with necessary skills and making them engaged members of the society.

Dr. Nasir Khan, the Executive Director of NAVTTC, said that SAC will offer a platform for knowledge and technology exchange and help align national policies, programmes with international TVET models.