RAWALPINDI – Secretary Ministry of Sports and Youth Affairs Punjab Haroon Ahmed Khan has said that the Youth Internship Programmer would start in the region with the consultation of the business community.

He said that the Punjab government would provide all facilities to the youth to provide them a platform to flourish their abilities in practical life.

“The Rawalpindi Chamber is already engaging youth in its internship program and Punjab government keen to take the business community on board for the said program,” he added.

Haroon was exchanging these views with the Rawalpindi Chamber of Commerce and Industry (RCCI) President Manzar Khurshid Sheikh during his visit to the RCCI here on Monday. Senior Vice President Pervaiz Ahmed Warriach, Vice President Nadeem Rauf, Group Leader Najamul Haq Malik, executive committee and other members of the Chamber were also present on the occasion.

He said that under the YIP some 50,000 youth would be provided internships in government and semi-government institutions for three months along with Rs 10,000 as monthly stipend. He said that the government was committed to provide youth a purposeful internship and that’s why business community was being taken on board to put their suggestions to make the said program successful.

Speaking on the occasion, President RCCI Manzar Khurshid said that RCCI has already signed MoUs with 10 varsities and providing internship facilities of the students of the universities. He appreciated YIP and demanded of the government to make said program affective. He ensured his full support to the Secretary Youth and said that such program would be helpful in eliminating unemployment in the province and open a new gateway for eligible youth.

The President RCCI said that as our youth don’t have any guidance and clear vision for future they indulge in unethical activities. He was of the view that such programme will provide a best opportunity for the brilliant students and also provide them a line of action in future life.