Lahore—About 2,000 unemployed youth got security guard training from TEVTA Institutes in 14 cities across the province of the Punjab. Trained youth in security guard course will helpful to get jobs at national and international levels. At present mostly security agencies have recruited retired army personnel or untrained youth and they were not meeting the increase demand of security services. Now, security companies are contacting TEVTA to offer jobs to trained youth on priority basis. Chairperson TEVTA Irfan Qaiser Sheikh was addressing the officers at TEVTA Secretariat to start 2nd phase of security guard training program. Chief Operating Officer Jawad Ahmed Qureshi, TEVTA Officers Akhtar Abbas Bharwana, Aamer Aziz, Azhar Iqbal Shad, Umer Farooq, Mustafa Kamal Pasha, Maqsood Ahmed, Rao Rashid, Ayesha Qazi, Uzma Nadia, Sarfraz Anwar and other were also present on this occasion.
Irfan Qaiser Sheikh while elaborating the details of the course said that Chief Minister Punjab Muhammad Shehbaz Sharif directed the TEVTA, Home department and police to start security guards training course across the province of the Punjab because it was dire need of trained security guards and availability of trained manpower will ultimately overcome the crime and terrorism in the province of the Punjab. TEVTA with the collaboration of Home Department, Police, Civil Defence, Rescue 1122 and Elite Police Training School designed the curricula with the objectives to improve observation, detection and reporting skills, equipped guards with knowledge of handling and firing the weapon, groom the guards and enhance their interpersonal skills and acquainted with new technological advancement in security skills.