ICCI For Focusing On Skilled Manpower To Improve Industrial

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ICCI for focusing on skilled manpower to improve industrial

ISLAMABAD, Jan 5 (UrduPoint / Pakistan Point News - 05th Jan, 2017 ) : Islamabad Chamber of Commerce and Industry (ICCI) stressed the need for producing technically trained and skilled manpower to improve industrial productivity in the region.

Senior Vice President Khalid Malik, Vice President ICCI, Khalid Javed, Tariq Sadiq, Mian Akram Farid, Mian Shaukat Masud, Ejaz Abbasi, Malik Sohail Hussain, Khalid Chaudhry and others were in the delegation who called on the Minister of State for Federal Education and Professional Training,Engr.

Muhammad Baligh ur Rehman. Speaking at the occasion, State Minister for Federal Education and Professional Training Baligh ur Rehman said Pakistan was way behind in education and main reason of low budget allocation for education was increase in non-development expenditures, said a statement issued here Thursday.

However, he said with the improvement in financial resources, government would enhance education budget. He said net enrolment in schools had improved as the number of out of school children had come down from 24 million to 21 million.

He said higher education budget had been enhanced from Rs.512 billion in 2012 to Rs.775 billion. He said a new curriculum was being developed in consultation with provinces to introduce uniform education system in the country.

He said action against drugs in schools would be taken in coordination with police and anti-narcotics department and assured that a school would be offered to ICCI in consultation with CADD. He said government was taking many initiatives for facilitating the growth of business activities.

While President ICCI,Khalid Iqbal Malik said local industry was facing the shortage of trained and skilled manpower. He urged that Ministry of Federal Education and Professional Training should play its role for opening more technical and vocational training institute in the region to cater to the industrial needs of skilled manpower.