Punjab govt launches internship programme for 50,000 graduates
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.