ISLAMABAD (APP) - Advisor to Prime Minister for Information Technology Latif Khosa has sought assistance from the telecom industry for promotion of Information Communication Telecom (ICTs) sector in the country, especially manufacturing of the telecom equipments locally. He expressed these views while talking to a delegation of Alcatel-Lucent Pakistan Limited headed by Chief Executive Officer, Adil Rauf, who called on him here on Tuesday. Khosa said the ministry has introduced the 3rd Generation (3G) Mobile Services in place of existing 2nd Generation (2G) technology to attract more Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) to support broadband applications for high-speed internet access, interactive multimedia value and high resolution video services. He added that all the stake holders will be brought onboard for their input to build consensus for launching 3G services and finally will be get approved from the cabinet. The advisor urged the telecom industry to create maximum job opportunities for the youth segments who are 60 per cent of the population of the country. The potential of youth can be tapped for economic growth in the country instead they get involved in negative activities as illiteracy, unemployment and poverty are the fuel for terrorism, he said. The youth from smaller provinces should be focused for the purpose so that they can become an earning hand for their families. We need manufacturing the telecom related equipment locally as we have no proper infrastructure for it and have to import it. We need state of the art educational intuitions to produce IT related experts, he maintained. Khosa said the ministry was committed to support Telecom industry in all respects with strong public partnership where government is acting as facilitator and private sector should invest for providing modem telecom services to all areas of Pakistan besides creating employment opportunities.