President Dr Arif Alvi Tuesday stressed upon utilizing the potential of youth in the Balochistan province through means of modern education and skills development for the country’s progress and prosperity. The president said different avenues were being opened for the talented youth of Balochistan to fully exploit these opportunities.
Addressing the concluding ceremony of colourful Sibi Mela as the chief guest, the president further said that distances had shrunk in the fast paced world, therefore, every youth in each family of the province should get skill education. The world was anxiously looking towards the youth bulge of Pakistan to tap their true potential, he said, and stressed that the youth in Balochistan should avail of the existing skill development facilities in Quetta and Khuzdar.
President Alvi said Pakistan was on the path of becoming a developed nation and the Balochistan province was blessed with the wealth of mineral resources, rich coastline and fishery. The president said the world was wide open and its ever expanding market was looking towards the skilled youth.
“The nations that take advantage of pace of time have always succeeded. My nation requires such progress at a rapid speed,” he added.
Balochistan Governor Syed Zahoor Ahmad Agha, provincial ministers and officials, and a large number of people witnessed the ceremony. Emphasizing the significance of economic stability, President Alvi said Pakistan was on the path of becoming a developed nation and the Balochistan province was blessed with the wealth of mineral resources, rich coastline and fishery.
He stressed upon maximum utilization of modern technology for the progress and prosperity of the province.
The president said the government was making efforts to provide such facilities across the length and breadth of the country, and resolved that digital skills programmes would be soon provided in all areas of the province.
He said under the Kamyab Naujawan and Kamyab Pakistan programmes, interest-free loans were being provided by the banks.
The president opined that a total of 700 youth in Balochistan were being imparted skills development at Gwadar facility, annually to get jobs.
About 2.2 million youth in the country got skilled development education in the last two years, including those who belonged to the far flung areas, he added.