Govt committed to provide int’l standard skill training to youth: PM Imran

Prime Minister Imran Khan has said that Overseas Pakistanis are a precious asset of the country and the government is committed to provide international standard skill training to youth.

Presiding over a review meeting regarding priority sectors here on Friday, he said embassies of Pakistan abroad have been directed to ensure the export of skilled manpower in cooperation with the Ministry of Federal Education and Professional Training as well as the Ministry of Overseas Pakistanis.

Premier Imran Khan said with a comprehensive policy formulated for the first time, all institutions were making plans through mutual cooperation and by keeping in view the international requirements of manpower.

The government was committed to provide all possible facilitation to the Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs), he added.

The prime minister also directed to take care of the stipulated timeframe on measures for priority sectors.

The meeting was apprised of making easy the administrative process for export of manpower and progress on Memoranda of Understanding (MOUs) signed during the Prime Minister’s visits abroad.

The meeting was told that with a government strategy already finalized to assist the local skilled people in getting employment abroad, priority sectors and countries have been identified in the first phase.

Ministry of Federal Education and Professional Training will provide skill training in the identified priority sectors, it was told.

The Prime Minister directed for early completion of the measures to increase the export of manpower.

The meeting was informed that the implementation of MOUs signed during the Prime Minister’s visits abroad was in progress. The projects facing any hurdles will also be implemented soon by addressing the issues.

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