Balochistan Chief Minister Jam Kamal Khan Alyani said the provincial government will be focusing on enhancing the skill development and technical know-how of youngsters, in order to uplift the available human capital of the province. Presiding over a meeting to review the work of the task force working on youth development, he said youth should be engaged in the development process as well as the economic activities of the province, for integrating them into an efficient workforce. The meeting also decided to formulate a special working group to offer its recommendations to the task force.

Balochistan ministers including Zahoor Ahmed Buledi and Abdul Khaliq Hazara, along with task force members including Dr Asghar Ali, Javeria Tareen and Abdul Hadi Kakar, as well as other youth development directors attended the meeting.

Briefing the attendees of the meeting, Kamal said, “The provincial government is committed to eradicating the extremism factor from society and promoting opportunities in the education sector for the youth and focus on their counselling.”

The chief minister remarked that the UN had already provided a parameter to facilitate the fulfilment of sustainable development goals and their programmes were vital in helping the young lot of the province to showcase and develop their skill-set

He said the government was hoping to achieve these targets so they can pass on the rewards of these programmes to the coming generations. Kamal said “Technical education can play a key role in combating unemployment as it will equip the youth with skills that an employer needs,” adding that the initiatives being taken by the government will also the enhance the productivity of the human capital, contributing in the overall development of the  province.

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