PRO No. 133/12
Public Relations Office
The Islamia University of Bahawalpur
Bahawalpur ( ): Prof. Dr. Muhammad Mukhtar, Vice Chancellor, the Islamia University of Bahawalpur has said that Pakistan’s youth owns the prospective to transform fate of the country through their skills and commitment. For the fulfillment of this cause IUB has been playing its due role in socio-economic development of the region and work on various development projects is going on with collaboration of public and private organizations. IUB is always ready to play a vital role in the promotion of education, particularly technical training of the youth for improving their skills. The Vice Chancellor was addressing the participants of a certificate distribution ceremony held under the auspices of a local NGO Al-Kousar Foundation in collaboration with Punjab Skill Development Fund (PSDF) and UK Aid. The Vice Chancellor appreciated that professional training has been provided to 400 unskilled women belonging to rural areas, bringing a pleasant socio-economic change in under developed regions. On this occasion, Sami Ullah Cahaudhary, a PML (N) leader said that Punjab Chief Minister has been striving for the superiority of merit in every sector of life and all over the province skilled and industrious youth are being encouraged and patronized. He thanked the Vice Chancellor for his co-operation for organizing the ceremony. Manager Monitoring and Evaluation PSDF, Saqib Farooq Chohan in his address said that Punjab Government with financial assistance of UK Aid has invested a huge amount for training of local youth. In the coming four years technical training will be imparted to more than 80,000 youth of 12 under-developed districts of Punjab. Managing Director, Al-Kousar Foundation, Chaudhary Muhammad Nawaz said that his organization has imparted training to 400 women in embroidery, tailoring and beautician. In the end of the ceremony the Vice Chancellor distributed certificates among trainee girls who completed their technical training in various trades.