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Liaison to be made effective for jobs abroad: Aslam

July 07, 2021

LAHORE: Provincial Minister for Industries and Commerce Mian Aslam Iqbal has said liaison with employers and agencies of different countries would be made effective for creation of job opportunities of the skilled manpower.

Chairing a meeting at Tevta Secretariat on Tuesday, he said the government was introducing the first skill policy of the province soon. He constituted a committee headed by the secretary, industries and commerce, which would finalise the skill policy in the next one week in consultation with the stakeholders. He said that under the skill policy, initially 17 centres of excellence would be set up and a provincial skill council would be constituted. A special technology zone would be set up at Tevta Secretariat. He said an innovation hub would also be established.

Mian Aslam Iqbal directed the authorities concerned to make rules and regulations of the Apprenticeship Act. He said the performance audit of the ongoing technical education programmes in collaboration with the World Bank should be done. The credibility of examination of technical education should be improved.

He said the certification should be so strong so that the skilled workers did not face any difficulty abroad.

The meeting reviewed the proposed Punjab Skill Policy and Tevta Chairman Ali Salman Siddique briefed the meeting on the first proposed Skill Policy 2021-26 of Punjab.

He said the first phase of skill mapping would be completed in September with the participation of Urban Unit. Scale and trades would be increased under CBTA under the Skill Policy. He said the skill policy had been formulated following to the vision of the prime minister.