RAWALPINDI: Minister For Science and Technology Fawad Chaudhry on reiterates his controversial remarks that private sector provided jobs to masses and not the government.
Addressing an event at the Arid Agriculture University, Rawalpindi, Fawad Chaudhry said, “As you know, I had said that provision of government jobs was difficult, which erupted a storm in the media.”
He said whoever knew even ABC of the economy, he knew that always the private sector led the economy, thus it’s the private sector which had to lead in provision of jobs as well. Ultimately the money received by the government was received from the tax payers, he maintained.
The minister for science said we had two big problems in Pakistan, first we had less money and the other we wasted money a lot.
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“Our youth, specially women, need to be empowered and the real empowerment is economical empowerment.”
“Pakistan was created as one of the most modern Muslim state and Insha Allah with people like you we will have a very bright future,” he said addressing students of the university.
He said We would have to adopt modern techniques.
Fawad said our industrialists did not have links to the university. “(Therefore) We are establishing an institution ‘Static’, which will interact with university students and share ideas to develop entrepreneurship.”
A day ago, bashing Fawad’s earlier statement, Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) Chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari had said the minister for science and technology’s narrative of making people unemployed was Prime Minister Imran Khan’s real policy.
“Under conspiracy, huge number of people are being fired from various departments. Rather than improving the economic conditions, the government has started shutting down organisations,” Bilawal Bhutto Zardari said, referring to Fawad’s announcement that 400 public departments would be shut down.