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PM Abbasi inaugurates Digiskills program

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi on Thursday inaugurated the Digiskills program aimed at training one million youth online.

Addressing the ceremony, the prime pinister said 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 most important contribution in the last five years.

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

PM Abbasi said the world is changing fast due to 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 goverment is committed to ensure availability of broadband in every inch of the country and facilitate e-commerce.

Minister of State for Information Technology Anusha Rehman said the DigiSkills program is an important program of IT. She said the program will create online employment opportunities to enable youth to earn 200 to 300 dollars per month. She said with the help of this program youth from across the country will provide their services to the entire world.

She said that one million youth of Pakistan could get benefits from the program,and that Pakistan is emerging as an IT leader in the world.

She said the government is committed to enlighten the future of our young generation with the use of latest technology. She 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.

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