LAHORE: Punjab Caretaker Chief Minister Dr. Hasan Askari has said that it is imperative to provide latest educational facilities along with necessary training to youth to meet the needs and challenges of 21st century..
In a statement issued here on Thursday, he said youth plays a pivotal role in the national development and the targets of development and prosperity cannot be achieved without their empowerment. There is no doubt that youth can be made self-reliant and empowered through the provision of quality education, he added.
He said it is a good omen that 60 percent of the population comprises of the youth which symbolizes the bright future of Pakistan. This part of the population can be made self-reliant through quality education, skills development and provision of necessary technical and vocational education, he added.
The Chief Minister said skills development sector has tremendous potential to empower the younger generation. Therefore, we have to move further by employing the concepts of innovations and uniqueness so that maximum number of youth could be accommodated in the skills development sector.
Dr. Hasan Askari said it is also the need of the hour that youth should be prepared as trained human resource according to needs of the market because their proactive role in the practical field will help them to practically participate in the process of national development and prosperity, he maintained.
He said Pakistani youth is highly talented, intelligent and has full capabilities to excel in life. It is sanguine that Pakistani youth has brought laurels home in every sphere of life with their capabilities and skills, he said. The nation expects a lot from its talented youth but it is also needed that different programs should be launched to refine their latent talents and abilities.
It is the collective responsibility of both the government as well as the private sector to provide necessary resources and opportunities for the empowerment of the youth, he added. INP