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Ebad appreciates steps taken by United States Agency for International Development for skill development among youth under Karachi Youth Initiative

Karachi, May 17, 2014 (PPI-OT): Sindh Governor, Dr Ishrat Ul Ebad Khan has appreciated the steps taken by USAID for skill development among youth under the Karachi Youth Initiative. He said the youth are asset and hope for the bright future of the country. Pakistan is amongst the few countries which have more than fifty percent youth population and this is a sign of stability and better future of a country.

The Governor stated this during a meeting with United States’ Assistant for the Economic Development Ms. Robin Rafael who called on him at the Governor House along with US Consul General in Karachi Michael Dodman, said an official statement here on Friday.

Dr Ishrat-ul-Ebad Khan, emphasizing the need for capacity building of the youth, said if their potential and capacity is not duly exploited they can indulge in crimes and be harmful for the society. He said Pakistan is rich with competent manpower and is available at lower wages in this region. For this reason, he continued, Pakistan has become more attractive for investment in the region.

Dr Ebad said that he is personally pursuing the initiatives to create maximum entrepreneurs in information technology sector who may become a model for other people of their age group. He said the government is very much capable and has focussed on to meet the challenges facing the country.

The government is successfully moving towards finding a permanent solution of the energy crisis in the country besides setting the national economy on the right track which has helped in restoring the confidence of the local and foreign investors. Robin Rafael informed the Governor that various youth programmes have been launched under the USAID for enhancing their creation capacity, and skill and educational standards.

Millions of people have so far benefitted from these programmes. She said that under USAID programme, a medical units has been set up at Jinnah Post-graduate Medical Centre. This unit is being run through female doctors and female staff which has become popular among the people. She praised the Governor’s initiatives under which different faculties are interlinked and through youth help line they are provided guidance and information.

For more information, contact:
Syed Wajahat Ali
Press Secretary to Governor
Sindh Governor House
Tel: 99201217, 99201201-3
Email: press_secretary@governorsindh.gov.pk

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