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Students pay tributes to Shahbaz Sharif for the promotion of vocational training

Lahore: Speakers at a ceremony of distribution of certificates among girl and boy students getting technical training and interest free loans under Self-Employment Scheme presided over by Punjab Chief Minister Muhammad Shahbaz Sharif, paid rich tributes to Punjab Chief Minister on the measures of Punjab government for the promotion of vocational training, in Alhamra Hall.
Chairman Punjab Vocational Training Council Dr. Faisal Ijaz Khan said that his institute was set up in 1998 during the previous tenure of Shahbaz Sharif and more than two lakh girl and boy students have completed training in various disciplines so far. He said that this is not only the biggest programme of vocational education in Pakistan but also of Islamic world and is a model.
The Chief Minister has enhanced its share from 17 percent to 40 percent in Provincial Zakat Fund as a result of which its scope will be further extended, he added. He said that on the instructions of Chief Minister Punjab, now 22 thousand students of different Madaris will also be included in this programme and technical training will also be provided to 1000 youth of Balochistan. Head of Akhuwat Foundation and Vice Chairman Punjab Educational Endowment Fund,
Dr. Amjad Saqib in his address, said that due to best measures of Punjab Chief Minister Muhammad Shahbaz Sharif, thousands of students are being equipped with education. He said that not only students are being skilled but interest-free loans worth billions of rupees are also being provided to them for starting their own business.
He informed that when he went to Dubai to participate in an international conference and informed about interest free scheme of Punjab government, the delegates of the conference were amazed about the distribution of loans in Punjab without any safarash and intervention.
A poor girl student Nabila Arshad informed that she belonged to a poor family and after getting education from Vocational Institute Green Town, made a programme of provision of Quranic education through internet upon which a computer was donated by Punjab Vocational Training Council to her and she is earning Rs.25 thousand per month at home by providing education of Quran to a number of persons in and outside the country through online classes. She said that the measures of Punjab Chief Minister helped her stand on her own feet. Other male and female students also paid rich tributes to Punjab Chief Minister

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