Rs10 bn to be spent on 0.5 million youth for skill development: Imran Khan
ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan on Thursday said 10 billion rupees would be spent on 0.5 million youth for their skill development under ‘Hunermand Jawan’ program in its first phase.
“500 technical centers would be opened, 70 of them would be established for medressah students,” PM Imran Khan said while addressing inauguration ceremony of the country’s largest skilled development programme ‘Hunermand Jawan’ in Islamabad. The programme is aimed at emancipation of youth through quality professional training.
He said a government could only create an environment in which employments were created.
The premier said the Pakistanis who went to the UK and USA got opportunities because of meritocracy there. He said 170 Panahgahs (shelter homes) had been built in Punjab and KPK. “I will ask police to patrol during the night and bring all those to Panahgahs who are sleeping on footpaths,” he said.
He said he was much pleased of the government’s Health Card program. “Six million families have been given this card, each of them could spend 720,000 from this at any hospital. We intend to cover all poor families of the country under this program,” he said.
“We also intend to open Langars in all the poor societies across the country,” he added saying that 190 billion rupees had been spent to improve conditions of poor despite tough economic times.
PM Imran Khan said Pakistan had the best copper and gold reserves in the world, which could not be utilised because of corruption in the country.
He also expressed remorse over previous governments’ not spending money on human development and education. He said house building program would pedal 40 industries, which would eventually create more jobs.
Most of the money received in public exchequer would be spent on education with special focus on technical education and health, he said.
The prime minister said Pakistan would become an exemplary country which would be followed by others.
“Pakistan will create peace between countries. Our biggest effort would be to mend ties between Saudi Arabia and Iran. We will never again become a party in a war.
“None wins a war, the one who wins it, she also loses it.”