Sialkot, Gujranwala, lifeblood of Pakistani industry:Ehsan  

Sialkot, Gujranwala, lifeblood of Pakistani industry:Ehsan  

The Minister of Industry, Trade, Investment and Skills Development, Punjab Ehsan Bhutta, opened the “TEVTA Job Fair” at a local hotel in Paris Road, with the theme “Economic Empowerment of everyone,” here on Saturday.

He said Sialkot and Gujranwala are the lifeblood of Pakistani industries. He said that with the development of industries, the demand for skilled labor has increased. He said that after entering school, 70% of young people do not continue their studies.

However, they also failed to find jobs due to a lack of skills, he added. The Minister said that the Ministry of Industry has launched formal courses this year called “Summer Skills Program for Primary and Secondary Students”. By expanding the scope, steps have been taken to provide ordinary education for special children, prisoners, beggars and drug addicts, he added.

Minister Ehsan Bhutta said the aim of the “Job Fair” is to provide internship opportunities in industries for children who have completed technical courses, so that their skills can be improved. and market demand assessment. He said under Punjab Industry Group’s Punjab Employment Program, a loan of Rs 10 lakh has been granted in the form of personal guarantee to fresh graduates,

graduated from technical institutes with profit margin is only 4%. He hopes more than 200 children will get jobs in industries through the “Job Day”. Deputy Commissioner Sialkot Adnan Mehmood Awan said that the skills offered by the organizations and the skills needed across industries are not compatible. There should be organizations that provide skills to children according to the needs of the market, he added. He said job fairs should be held regularly.

He asked job fair visitors to focus on e-commerce and IT-based freelance work. Sialkot Chamber of Commerce and Industry (SCCI) President Abdul Ghafoor Malik, AIR SIAL Limited President Fazal Jilani and OPS ii CEO Aamir Aziz and representatives from over 40 industries were also present.—APP  

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