Trickle down ef­fects of Thar coal power be­gins

Pakistan Observer - - ECONOMY WATCH -

AMAN­UL­LAH KHAN KARACHI—Sindh En­gro Coal Min­ing Com­pany (SECMC), under its com­mit­ment to cre­ate lo­cal jobs, has ini­ti­ated truck driver train­ing and em­ploy­ment pro­gram through NLC. In first phase, 200 lo­cals from Taluka Is­lamkot, Mithi, and Na­garparkar have been se­lected. The num­ber will in­crease in near fu­ture for res­i­dents of District Tharparkar. The Com­pany is com­mit­ted to cre­at­ing sev­eral hun­dred jobs in the next few months to sup­port poverty al­le­vi­a­tion and es­tab­lish it­self as an em­ployer of choice in Tharparkar.

The trainee driv­ers were se­lected af­ter a 10-day re­cruit­ment drive wherein more than 1200 lo­cals were eval­u­ated against set cri­te­ria. The re­main­ing ap­pli­cants will be con­sid­ered for other skill train­ing pro­grams. Se­lected driv­ers will un­dergo a three-month train­ing course at Na­tional Lo­gis­tics Cell, Dina and af­ter qual­i­fy­ing en­try re­quire­ments they will be of­fered em­ploy­ment at SECMC’s Thar Coal Block II in Is­lamkot. SECMC cor­po­rate re­spon­si­bil­ity vi­sion is to sup­port lo­cal Thari youth in de­vel­op­ing their skills in var­i­ous tech­ni­cal and non-tech­ni­cal fields.

The Com­pany has also ini­ti­ated sim­i­lar train­ing pro­grams in ma­sonry, elec­tri­cal, HVAC, me­chan­i­cal and plumb­ing cour­ses with lead­ing or­ga­ni­za­tions such as Hu­nar Foun­da­tion and Aman­tech.

IS­LAM­ABAD: Fed­eral Min­is­ter for Com­merce Engr. Khur­ram Dast­gir Khan in a meet­ing with the Min­is­ter for Hu­man Rights, Kam­ran Michael.

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