A student asking a question during a seminar held in Balochistan's Panjgur district


In a landmark revelation, Balochistan’s Caretaker Finance Minister, Amjad Rashid, has laid out an ambitious plan to propel the province’s youth towards international employment opportunities. In an exclusive interview with Daily Quetta Voice, Minister Rashid disclosed that over 12,000 young individuals have already enrolled in the Prime Minister’s skill development program, signifying a pivotal step towards realizing the government’s commitment to enhancing the prospects and livelihoods of the youth.

The essence of this initiative lies in the government’s vision to send thousands of skilled individuals abroad, tapping into global employment markets and creating pathways for economic growth. Minister Rashid emphasized that by fostering a culture of skill development, the aim is to elevate living standards while simultaneously contributing to the nation’s economic development through remittances.

Korea, Europe And Middle East Best Destination For Youth

The global demand for Pakistani manpower has been pinpointed by Minister Rashid, with a particular focus on regions such as Korea, Europe, and the Middle East. However, the minister cautioned that success in these endeavors relies heavily on ensuring that the youth are equipped with the necessary skills and training demanded by the evolving international job market.

While the announcement of the Prime Minister’s skill development program is undoubtedly a positive stride, it is crucial for the government to translate these words into tangible actions. The call to action is clear: expedite the implementation of the program, streamline the process for aspiring individuals, and ensure that the training provided aligns with the demands of the global job market.

Govt Needs To Establish Robust Mechanism

In urging the government to turn its promises into action, it is paramount to establish robust mechanisms for skill acquisition, accreditation, and placement. Furthermore, the collaboration between the federal and Balochistan governments must be seamless, fostering an environment conducive to the success of this initiative.

As Balochistan’s youth eagerly anticipate the opportunities promised by the Prime Minister’s skill development program, the government must now demonstrate its unwavering commitment to transforming aspirations into reality. The success of this endeavor will not only empower the youth but also contribute significantly to the overall economic prosperity of the region. The time is ripe for action, and the government holds the key to unlocking a brighter future for the youth of Balochistan.

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Quetta Voice is an English Daily covering all unfolding political, economic and social issues relating to Balochistan, Pakistan's largest province in terms of area. QV's main focus is on stories related to education, promotion of quality education and publishing reports about out of school children in the province. QV has also a vigilant eye on health, climate change and other key sectors.