Khalid Maqbool said that youth are our asset and every possible step will be taken for their uplift.

ISLAMABAD (Dunya News) - Federal Minister for Information Technology and Telecommunication Dr Khalid Maqbool Siddiqui has said that the Ministry of IT and Telecommunication is committed for the development and uplift of country’s youth as 389,071 students have benefitted from various projects, workshops, trainings and startups under the Ministry of IT during the period from August 2018 to September 2019.

Youth are our asset and every possible step will be taken for their uplift, Federal Minister for IT said in a statement. He said that youth of Pakistan have great talent and Ministry of Information Technology and Telecommunication is fully focusing on the development of youth.

He said that Ministry of IT and Telecommunication is endeavouring to equip youth with IT and digital skills to increase their employability potential. He said that adoption of technology is vital for the uplift and prosperous future of our youth. According to details, 389,071 youth got benefit from the projects, workshops, startups and trainings launched by the attached departments of the Ministry of IT and Telecommunication during the last one year of the present government.

The number of students trained in Pakistan Bait-ul-Mal project of Universal Service Fund (USF) is 10,000 during this period. Under another program of USF, ICT facilities were provided in Federal Directorate of Education (FDE) schools and colleges, and about 100,000 students have been imparted training since August 2018.