ISLAMABAD (APP) Ministry of Youth Affairs has planned to launch the National Internship Programmes (NIP) soon providing employment opportunities to youth across the country. An official of the ministry told APP that around 22000 applicants have been verified by NADRA and the ministry is making arrangements for their allocations accordingly. The verification process would continue and more candidates would be appointed in different departments after verification of their degrees, he said. After taking control of NIP, the ministry has chalked out comprehensive plan to create skilled youth enabling them to participate in the development of the country. The official said that a committee would be established for effective implementation of the programme. This plan of Economic Empowerment of Youth by the ministry would help to harness potential of the young generation in the right direction by imparting training and offering internships besides allocating more funds, he said. The ministry is also working to increase coordination among skill development institutes and run youth programmes effectively. The plan of action of national youth policy includes measures to address issues faced by youth. It revolves around creating employment opportunity for the youth and enhancing national integration, sense of pride, volunteerism and motivation among them. The ministry has also requested to transfer some other youth-related projects along with their setup as it will be helpful for better coordination and implementation. This plan of Economic Empowerment of Youth by the ministry would help to harness potential of the young generation in the right direction by imparting training and offering internships besides allocating more funds, he said. The ministry is also working to increase coordination among skill development institutes and run youth programmes effectively. The plan of action of national youth policy includes measures to address issues faced by youth. It revolves around creating employment opportunity for the youth and enhancing national integration, sense of pride, volunteerism and motivation among them. The ministry has also requested to transfer some other youth-related projects along with their setup as it will be helpful for better coordination and implementation.