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Shortage of skilled workforce highlighted

By our correspondents
January 12, 2016

Islamabad

The demand for Pakistani workers is high mainly in the Middle East but due to the shortage of skilled workforce, the supply requirements are not met.

This was stated by NAVTTC Executive Director Zulfiqar Ahmad Cheema during a meeting between the representatives of the NAVTTC and Pakistan Overseas Employment Promoters Association here.

POEPA DG Abid Javed along with representatives of stakeholders from across the country attended the meeting.

The major objective of the meeting was to discusscurrent growing employment issues and future prospects of overseas employability of Pakistaniskilled workforce.

On the occasion, Zulfiqar Cheema said that in order to reduce pressure on the domestic labormarket it is important that overseas employment be encouraged.

"Our youths make around 60 percent of the total population and in order to exploit their untapped potentials, it is important to provide them with technical and vocational skills in various demand-driven trades. This will help them earn a decent living," he said.

He said that the demand of Pakistani skilled human force is high mainly in the Middle East countries but due to the shortage of skilled workforce, the supply requirements are not met.

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