PM inaugurates Digi Skills programme to train one million youth through online modules

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbassi inaugurated Digi Skills programme aimed at training one million youth through online modules in Islamabad on Thursday.

Addressing the ceremony, the Prime Minister said that the present government has delivered in many fields by building motorways, ports, airports and establishing power plants but the advancement in the information technology sector is the most important contribution in the last five years.

The Prime Minister said that Digiskills programme will equip the youth to get online jobs and earn money through a non-traditional way. He said that he has full faith in the youth of the country and expressed the confidence that especially the girls will lead in the e-commerce and digital skills.

Shahid Khaqan Abbassi said the world is changing fast today due to the revolution in information technology.

He said the government’s responsibility is to fully facilitate the private sector to take the initiative and lead the way. He said the government on its part is committed to ensure availability of broadband in every inch of the country and facilitate e-commerce.

Addressing the inaugural ceremony, Minister of State for Information Technology and Telecommunications Anusha Rehman said the DigiSkills programme is an important programme of Information Technology. “The programme will create online employment opportunities to enable youth to earn 200 to 300 dollars per month and with the help of this programme youth from across the country will be providing their services to the entire world.”

She said that one million youth of Pakistan will get benefits from the programme.

She further said PML-N had a manifesto to bring technology into use for creating employment opportunities in the country and now the dream is getting materialized and added that the government is committed to enlightening the future of our young generation with the use of latest technology.

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