Employment boom

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WHILST quoting the data of Pakistan Bureau of Statistics, Minister for Planning and Development Asad Umar at a news conference on Friday stated that over 5.5 million jobs were created over the last three and half year.

Additionally 1.1 million people also went abroad for employment through Bureau of Immigration.

A careful analysis of data indicates that on an average 1.84 million jobs a year were created, which is far higher than yearly average of creation of new jobs during the 2008-18 decade.

Asad Umar also stated that employment rate in our government increased by sixty-two per cent as compared to the previous government of PML (N).

Before coming to power and in its election manifesto, one of the major promises made by the PTI was to create ten million jobs – something which was mocked by the party’s opponents.

However, now the very data of Pakistan Bureau of Statistics clearly indicates that the ruling party’s interventions in different sectors, especially incentives given to industries and information technology besides ensuring better crop price to the farmers have really paid off.

Especially the tariff reduction provided to the textile sector in electricity and gas has put this sector on the path of upward trajectory after many years, and today it is witnessing an unprecedented growth with more investment pouring into it.

During the recent visit of Prime Minister Imran Khan to Beijing, the Chinese side showed keen interest of investment in this particular sector.

Indeed this will not only further bolster our exports but also create job opportunities for our youths.

Surely if the government completes its term, it is well poised to reach close to the promised job creation target with the continuation of policies in different sectors.

In fact we believe in the remaining period the job creation will be more substantial as the government has also recently announced an industrial package as well as a policy to give impetus to Small and Medium Enterprises.

We will also suggest the government to also fill thousands of jobs lying vacant in public sector departments.

By doing away with ad-hocism, the efficiency and performance of the public sector can be improved – the benefit of which will reach the common man.

 

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