Prime Minister Youth Affairs Program (PMYAP) has planned to launch “National Internship Programme” to deal with the issue of unemployment of youth in Pakistan.
According to an official, the main aim of the said program was to improve the employability of educated youth to make them economically independent.
He said that the program will be a joint initiative of government, universities and industry to channelise the energy of the educated youth in the right direction.
He said that under-graduate and post-graduate students would be adjusted in different departments and industries according to their education and skills.
He said that students will be selected from different educational institutions and they would be paid stipend during the internship time period.
He said that for under-graduates the time period of internship would be six months however for post graduates time period would be one year.
He said that this internship would help to prepare the internee to be able to start regular job with a reasonable learning curve position.
The employing organization participating in internship will support the cause of nation building and also run the program as a seamless process of regular hiring, he said.
Meanwhile, Prime Minister Youth Affairs Program in collaboration with National Database and Registration Authority has planned to launch “Youth Empowerment Card” to make them empowered.
It will be a subsidy card for the youth to avail civic services like travel tickets, passport fees and National Identity Card on subsidized rates.