Buzdar distributes certificates among students of internship program

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Chief Minister Punjab Sardar Usman Buzdar distributed cheques and certificates to media graduates of the chief minister’s internship program at his office. Provincial Minister Rai Taimoor Bhatti, DGPR and others were also present.

Addressing the ceremony, the CM announced to increase employment opportunities from one lakh to one lakh and 50 thousand to hire the talented youth on merit.

The candidates would be given two-year age relaxation to apply for the government jobs, he added. It is sanguine that the PTI-led government devised the largest development budget of 740 bn rupees.

The district development package of 360 bn rupees would ensure balanced development in the province, he commented.

The CM said the government was fully determined to improve the lot of the common man and announced to expand the scope of the internship program as the knowledge of communication skills and media management techniques, as well as research on the latest media trends, was the need of the hour.

This program was designed to sensitize the media graduates about the latest trends of media and communication techniques; he maintained and added that Pakistan’s youth was known for its talent and abilities everywhere.

The CM explained that the DGPR department’s training would benefit the youth in their practical life as the information and culture department was playing an active role in the promotion of cultural norms and journalistic values.

The media graduates would follow the high standards of journalistic and moral values in their practical life; he observed adding that this is one of its kind programs.

The DGPR department was playing a valuable role in sensitizing the general public about the vision and performance of the government, the CM commented and asked the media persons to give importance to objectivity as they are duty-bound to precisely present facts.

SACM Hasaan Khawar said 6.70 crores have been allocated for the two-year program to open avenues of opportunities to the youth. The media graduates were also given a 20 thousand monthly stipend, he added.

Information Secretary Raja Jahangir Anwar said a 50 per cent quota has been reserved for girl students while 10 per cent seats were allocated to journalists’ children. Seven thousand students applied for this program and two students have been chosen from each district, he added.

 

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