Pun­jab govt launches in­tern­ship pro­gramme for 50,000 grad­u­ates

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LA­HORE

Pun­jab Chief Min­is­ter Shah­baz Sharif has said that Pun­jab government was tak­ing con­crete steps to bring younger gen­er­a­tion into the main­stream of na­tional progress and pros­per­ity.

Pre­sid­ing over a high-level meet­ing to re­view in­tern­ship pro­gramme, here Wed­nes­day the Chief Min­is­ter said that for the first time in the his­tory of the coun­try, con­sul­ta­tion with youth is be­ing made on pol­i­cy­mak­ing mat­ters.

He an­nounced that an in­tern­ship pro­gramme had been ini­ti­ated for stu­dents, com­plet­ing their stud­ies at aca­demic in­sti­tu­tions, to help them ad­vance in their prac­ti­cal life; ac­cord­ing to which 50 thou­sand grad­u­ates would be granted in­tern­ship, with a paid stipend of ru­pees 10 thou­sand per month.

He in­formed that, so far, more than 31 thou­sand grad­u­ate fe­male and male stu­dents have been is­sued in­tern­ship let­ters, which in­clude more than 16 thou- sand young women and 15 thou­sand young men.

Ad­dress­ing the meet­ing, Shah­baz Sharif de­clared youth as a ray of hope for Pak­istan, while Na­tional progress and pros­per­ity could never be achieved, with­out pro­vid­ing them ed­u­ca­tion and nec­es­sary skills.

He said the PML-N government in Pun­jab had taken his­toric steps to en­sure wel­fare and up­lift of younger gen­er­a­tion, which was also be­ing em­u­lated by other prov­inces, prov­ing the project of Pun­jab government as an open vote of con­fi­dence.

He also in­formed that cham­bers of com­merce and in­dus­try have also been urged to co­op­er­ate with re­gard to pro­vid­ing skill and train­ing to the in­ternees through­out the province.

He also de­lib­er­ated that 1,50,000 stu­dents were dis­trib­uted lap­tops on merit ba­sis dur­ing last year, while sim­i­lar num­ber of lap­tops would also be dis­trib­uted in a trans­par­ent man­ner dur­ing the cur­rent year.

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